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Joan V. Johnson

Joan V. JohnsonJoan V. Johnson, age 68, of Dover, died early Thursday morning, May 10, 2012, following a courageous battle with cancer.

Born Sept. 19, 1943, at Canton, she was a daughter of the late Paul A. and Helena E. Waggoner.

She was a 1961 graduate of Carrollton High School. Joan married William E. Johnson Nov. 23, 1963, at Dellroy Presbyterian Church.  For a number of years, she worked for Scio Pottery, Merit Plastics, and Central States Can Company, prior to retiring from Sonoco Products at Massillon, a company in which she served for 24 years.

Joan enjoyed being a member of Christ Community Church at Dellroy as well as being active in at the Tuscarawas County Senior Center. During her free time, she enjoyed working puzzles, reading, spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, and attending their activities.

She leaves behind a family which includes three daughters, Trisha (Lance) Addison of Uhrichsville, Cheryl Johnson, and Elizabeth Mathews, both of Dover; five grandchildren, Luke Addison, Leah Addison, Logan Addison, Taylor Mathews and Jake Mathews; a special niece, Renea Waggoner; six brothers, Glenn (Julene) Waggoner, Ronald (Ella) Waggoner, John (Judy) Waggoner, Carl Waggoner, Mike (Linda) Waggoner, and Bruce Moretta; a step-brother, Ron (Sue) Betz; two sisters, Paula (Duane) Gartrell and Judy Lechner; and numerous other nieces and nephews.

In addition to her father and stepmother, she was preceded in death by her husband, William, who died on April 7, 1982; her mother, Dorthea (Wiley) Waggoner Moretta; and two sons, William Eric Johnson and Michael William Johnson.

The family will receive friends Sunday, May 13 from 1- 3 p.m. in Geib Funeral Center in Dover and one hour prior to services May 14 from 9 - 10 a.m. where Pastors Mark Unrue and Brian Flood will lead a service celebrating Joan's life Monday at 10 a.m. Following the service the family wishes to invite guests to join them in the Hospitality Room of the Dover funeral Center where a meal and fellowship will be shared.

Private burial will take place in New Harrisburg Cemetery in Carroll County.  Those wishing to do so may send the family personal condolences by signing the online guest registry or light a candle in Joan's memory by visiting the funeral home's website, www.geibcares.com.

Memorial contributions in Joan's name may be directed to the Tuscarawas County Senior Center, 425 Prospect Dr., Dover, OH   44622.

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