Ronda K. Johnson, 61, of Staunton, died 11:43 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2004, in the emergency room of St. Vincent Clay Hospital after suddenly collapsing in her home. She was being treated for a heart ailment.
Born in Clay County on Sept. 13, 1942, her parents were George Paul Hillenburg and Mary Ruth Glass Hillenburg, who have preceded her in death. She was a 1960 graduate of Brazil High School.
A family person devoted to her children and grandchildren, she also enjoyed diverse interests in singing, reading, crocheting, dancing, and crafts. She was a member of the Staunton Methodist Church and a lifetime member of VFW post 1127 Auxiliary, Brazil.
Her husband, Erwin Guy Johnson, and a grandson, Christopher Harlan, preceded her in death.
Surviving are four sons, James Harlan and wife Mary, of Terre Haute, Matt Harlan and wife May Ann, of Staunton, John Harlan, of Brazil, and Harold Harlan III, of New York State; one daughter, Michelle Johnson, of Staunton; 13 grandchildren, Derrick and Patrick Harlan, Cassandra, Kayla, Jonna, and Zachary Harlan, Michael, Ashlee, and Joseph Ball, Allison, Amanda, Angie, and Chuck Harden; two great-grandchildren, Lauren and Kendra Shelly; a special lifetime friend, Annabelle Miller, of Brazil; and several nieces, nephews, and extended family members.
Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday in Croy's Creek Cemetery, with the Rev. David Brown officiating. Visitation is from noon to 1 p.m. Friday in Miller Memorial Chapel.