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Laverne L. Johnson

Laverne L. Johnson, (nee Beaver), 76, of Elyria Township, died Friday, September 28, 2007, at the home of her daughter, while under the care of The Hospice of the Western Reserve, following an extended illness.

Mrs. Johnson was born in Pittsburgh, PA on April 20, 1931 and had been a resident of Elyria Township since 1955. She had previously resided in Lorain. Laverne was employed as an inspector for the Parker-Hannifin Airborne Division of Elyria for many years. She had currently attended Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lorain. Mrs. Johnson was a member of the Moose Club as well as the Ladies Auxiliary of Amvets Post # 47. In her free time she enjoyed aerobics, golf, and line dancing. Additional interests included bowling, water walking, and gardening. She also enjoyed trying her luck with slot machines.

She is survived by daughters, Elaine Leach of Elyria, Linda Kosco, Lois Bozsoki, and Shirley Olah all of Lorain; sons, Gary W. Johnson of Elyria, Ray Johnson of Wellington; fourteen grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild; as well as by brothers, Willard of  New Brighton, PA, Richard of Boise, ID, and Jack of Gary, IA.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Johnson, Jr. in 1988; by her parents, Orin and Lucinda (nee Brock) Beaver; by a brother, Orin “Sonny” Beaver, Jr; and by her sister Eleanor.

Visitation will be Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 in the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel, 3224 Broadway Avenue, Lorain.

Funeral services will be Monday at 10 A.M. in the funeral chapel with Reverend Laurie Miller, Pastor of Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church presiding. Burial will follow in Ridge Hill Memorial Park, Amherst Township. To leave on-line condolences for the family please visit

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