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Frances Estelle Johnson

Born: Thu., Feb. 15, 1962
Died: Thu., Apr. 23, 2015

Private Services

Location: Holy Cross Cemetery

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Frances Estelle Johnson

Frances Johnson, 53, passed away April 23, 2015, after a brief illness.  Born in Akron, Frances graduated from Akron North High School and earned her Masters Degree in Library Science from Kent State University in 1999.  Frances was the Circulation Services Manager at the Main Branch of the Lorain Public Library System, where she has worked since 2005. 

Frances was an avid reader and enjoyed knitting and crochet.  Most of all, Frances loved animals, and regularly helped animal welfare groups in Lorain.

Frances is survived by her parents, David and Bernette Johnson (Akron), her brother David (Columbus), an uncle, three aunts and fifteen cousins.  Frances is also survived by her many friends at the Lorain Library, particularly, Jodi Fulton, who helped Frances through her final months.

A private service is planned at Holy Cross Cemetery in Akron.  In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Frances’ name to Love-A-Stray, PO Box 125, Avon Lake, OH 44012

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The Hennessy Family and the Staff of Hennessy Funeral Home
   Posted Tue April 28, 2015
Although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.

We offer our heartfelt condolences during this difficult time.

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Jodi Fulton
   Posted Tue April 28, 2015
I feel a real loss in Frances’ passing and want to extend my sympathy to David, her brother and Frances’ mother and father and family. I will always remember Frances’ warm smile and energetic laugh. She loved working at the library and offered so much too so many. She couldn’t open her heart enough for individuals and animals, just not dachshunds or birds. I feel privileged to have gotten to know “Princess” Frances’, and the kindness she gave to all she met. She will remain in my heart and memories forever.

Julie Marchand
   Posted Tue April 28, 2015
I would like to express my deepest condolences to the family of Frances. I worked with Frances for many years at the library and could tell you that she was one of the best supervisors I've ever had on the job. I will miss her laugh, joking around with her, Kathy and Scott at work, and trying to convince her that dachshunds make really great pets. :) I hope you know how much she meant to all of us and the library patrons. I hope that she is no longer in pain, happy and at peace. The library will never be the same without Frances, but she will always be the princess.

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