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Esther B. (Crone) Johnson

Esther B. (Crone) Johnson, age 86 of 403 W. 9th Street, Bloomsburg, died at 5:28 PM, on Sunday January 2, 2022 at The Grandview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Danville, where she had been a guest since June 29, 2021.

Born on February 14, 1935 in Woodward Township, Lycoming County, she was a daughter of the late Arthur M. and Jenni R. (Baker) Crone.

Esther was employed by the former Bloom Mills Inc. for many years, retiring in 2001. She enjoyed assembling jig-saw puzzles, crocheting, and reading.

In addition to her parent’s, she was preceded in death by: her husband George W. Johnson on February 6, 1999; two daughters, Melanie Houseknecht in September of 1994 and Joan J. Garrison on November 5, 2021; three brothers, Robert L. Crone, Chancey E. Crone and James L. Crone, and a sister Arlene A. Gebhart.

Esther is survived by a sister Ruth Andress Bartlow of Bloomsburg, a son-in-law Dennis C. Garrison of Fernville and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2:00 PM at The Dean W. Kriner Inc. Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 325 Market Street Bloomsburg with Rev. Gordon E. Smith pastor of St. John Lutheran Church, Espy officiating. Interment will follow in Elan Memorial Park at Lime Ridge. Friends may call on Thursday from 1:00 to 2:00 PM. Please remember to wear masks.


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