Jessie K. Hallam Johnson

JOHNSON, Jessie K. Hallam, 91, of Hammondsville, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, at the Calcutta Health Care Center.

Born Aug. 22, 1921, in Southview, PA, she is a daughter of the late Jesse M. and Martha E. (Parker) Hallam.

She is a member of the Empire United Methodist Church and served her country during World War II in the U.S. Army Women’s Corp, serving in the European Theatre Operations, and was a homemaker.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Morrell E. “Blackie” Johnson Sr. whom she married March 17, 1946 and who passed away April 2, 1995; a brother Earl V. Hallam; and two sisters, Miss Isla Rebecca Hallam, and Mrs. Viola Melanko.

Jessie’s survivor’s include two sons, Randy Johnson Sr. and his wife, Laura of Palm Coast, Florida, Morrell E. “Skip” Johnson Jr. and his wife, Diane of Wellsville, OH; two daughters, Mrs. Marty Moran and her husband, Jeff of Hilliard, OH, Mrs. Jan Reese and her husband, Glenn of Irondale, OH; a brother, George Hallam of Sun City, Arizona; eight grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

Family and friends will gather for visitation on Sunday, January 20, 2013 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Clarke Funeral Home, 302 Main St., Toronto, OH 43964. 740-537-1234/ 855-847-1240.

A celebration of Jessie’s life service will be held on Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Jeff Moran officiating. Burial will follow at Ft. Steuben Burial Estates in Wintersville. The Toronto American Legion Post No. 86 will conduct full military graveside honors.

Memorial Contributions in Jessie’s name may be made to either the American Cancer Society or the American Diabetes Association.

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