Leah Jane Johnson

Published 5:34 pm Tuesday, February 20, 2024

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COURTLAND – Leah Jane Johnson, 79, passed away Feb. 18, 2024 at home surrounded by her family. Born in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania and formerly of Niagara Falls, New York and Williamsburg, Virginia, she was a daughter of the late Larue and Bertha Cook DeWald. Leah was a graduate of Bloomsburg High School in Pennsylvania and the owner of a high voltage electrical company in Niagara Falls. She was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church.

Left to cherish her memory is her husband, Edward Kerry Johnson; her son, Kevin Larue Byrwa of Norfolk, Virginia; four daughters, Kimberly Marie Williams of Columbia, Maryland, Elizabeth Kerrianne Johnson of Franklin, Kristina Maria Thacker of Hampton and Tammy Pendleton of Niagara Falls, New York; two sisters, Sharon Mastellar of Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania and Sallie Sterling of Mississippi; two brothers, Larry DeWald of Oak Harbor, Washington and Irving DeWald Coal City, Illinois; 21 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 1 at St. Jude Catholic Church in Franklin with Father Emmanuel Mensah officiating. The family suggests that memorial donations be made to CHKD.