Frances M. (Ward) Johnson – 8/8/2020

August 10th, 2020

Frances M. (Ward) Johnson, 85, of Woodlyn passed away on Saturday, August 8th at Taylor Hospital.  She was born in Ridley Park to the late Francis and Margaret Ward.  Fran was a graduate of Holy Child Academy with the class of 1952.  She worked for 36 years for Sho-Aids, Inc. until her retirement in 2014.  Fran was a devout Catholic and long-time member of St. Gabriel’s Church where she taught in the Parish Religious Education Program.  She was also a former president of the Folcroft Girl’s Club. Fran enjoyed doing crosswords, watching Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune, and watching old movies.  She was also an avid sports fan of the Philadelphia teams and PGA Tour.  What she enjoyed most was traveling to the beach and spending time with her family.

She was predeceased by her husband, Robert E. Johnson (2016); siblings, Joseph Ward, Margaret Goodwin, Barbara Dugan, and Charles Ward.  She is survived by her children, Robert Johnson (Marion), Barbara Shustock (David), Patricia Schwenke (Glen), and Johanna Beebe (Steven); grandchildren, Robert Futty, Jr. (Kimberly), Katherine Riley (Jason), Erica Johnson, Robert Johnson, Jr., Mark Dougherty, and Krista Shustock; great-grandchildren, Jayden, Ella Grace, and Colin; sister, Joanne Hart; brother-in-law, Bernard Dugan.

Her funeral mass will be held on Saturday, August 15th at 10am at St. Gabriel’s Church in Norwood, PA.  Appropriate facial coverings and social distancing measure will be required.  Due to COVID-19 restrictions, viewing and burial will be private.

9 thoughts on “Frances M. (Ward) Johnson – 8/8/2020

  • By Nellie Sharp-Neal on

    Just starting business relationship with you. I am saddened at death of your mom though we only had brief calls. Look forward to working with you and offering some comfort..Sympathy to you and your entire family unit. May the God of peace give you comfort.

  • By Ginny Cunningham on

    Sorry for your loss. I worked with Fran at Sho-Aids. I’m sure she will be missed.

  • By Anna M Butch on

    I’m so sorry for the loss of your Mom! I know you two were close. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Love, Anna

  • By Jayne Huber Kelly on

    Love your family. Your mom was one of the treasures of Folcroft. You are in my prayers.

  • By Theresa Sharkey on

    So very sorry to hear of Fran’s passing. She ia in a much better place than all of us. God Bless.


    Fran was my office mom. She taught me endless life lessons which I will never forget. She was one of the funniest people I worked with. A big force of energy who will be majorly missed! Thoughts and prayers to the family!

  • By Robin Lower on

    So very sorry to hear about your mom May she Rest In Peace god bless everyone. Love to all. Robin

    • By John and Marcia DiDonato on

      The world will be diminished by the passing of this kind and gentle woman. Mrs. Johnson was the consummate wife and mother while being gainfully employed for decades. Her husband , children, grandchildren and great grandchildren were truly blessed by her love and support.
      We extend our deepest sympathies to the Johnson family. May God grant them peace and comfort during this most difficult time.

  • By Nanci on

    Many great memories of Frannie. She will always be in my heart. Due to mask requirements,I will not be able to attend mass but know my thought and prayers are with all of the family. Love to all.

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