Margaret attended New London Schools graduating in 1944. She moved to Elyria and lived there for 2 years, working at several factories as a secretary. In 1946 she married the love of her life, Tom Johnson. During the first year she worked at the C.E. Ward Company in New London.
Tom and Margaret started their family with the arrival of their daughter Janet in 1948, followed by Robert, William and Timothy. She was a stay at home mom for many years, raising her 4 children. Margaret liked to cook and bake, do crossword puzzles, but more than anything loved being a mom. Her family was everything to her. Margaret returned to the workforce in 1968 as a legal secretary for Thornton and Thornton, Attorneys from Willard and New London. She continued working there for 20 years. She and Tom loved to travel and did so extensively around the U.S.. Dancing and music was another love of Tom and Margaret.
Survivors include her children Janet (John) Thonen, Robert (Pamela) Johnson, William Johnson, and Timothy Johnson; grandchildren Jennica, Jonna, Julie, Joshua, Zachary, Danielle, Ashley, Jeremy, and Charity; 14 great-grandchildren; and 4 great-great-grandchildren. Margaret was preceded in death by her husband Thomas A. Johnson; sister, Genevieve Landis and her brothers, Harold and Howard Landis; and her friend, Harold Foster.
The family would like to thank everybody at the Laurels nursing home for the loving care they have extended to our mother over the past year.
Friends and family will be received on Thursday, February 28, from 5-8 p.m. at Eastman Funeral Home, 200 West Main street, New London, where services will be held on Friday beginning at 12 p.m. Pastor Lorry Mabiala will officiate. Burial will follow at Grove Street Cemetery, New London. Condolences may be expressed online at www.eastmanfuneralhome.com.