Mrs. Melva M. Johns, Abingdon Chapel

89, a resident of the Care Center of Abingdon and formerly of Avon, passed away at 12:57 a.m. Friday, December 16, 2016 at the Care Center of Abingdon.

She was born June 2, 1927 in Table Grove, the daughter of Keith L. and Gladys Gossage Brown.  She married Gerald H. Johns on March 15, 1946 at the Fulton County Courthouse in Lewistown.  He preceded her in death on June 11, 1979.  She she was also preceded in death by her brothers, George Brown, Howard Brown, and Max Brown and brother-in-law, Harold Kruzan.

Melva is survived by three sons, Gary Verne (Kathy) Johns of Knox, Indiana, Terry W. (Nancy) Johns of Avon and Steven (Titiana) Johns of Newport, Michigan; two daughters, Linda R. Johns of Antigo, Wisconsin and Vickie Johns of Davenport, Iowa; 15 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Keith (Shirley) Brown of Hermon, Carl (Pat) Brown of Hermon and Ivan (Nancy) Brown of Bernadotte; one sister, Dorla Kruzan of Bryant.

She grew up in Canton.  She had lived in Avon for over 50 years.  She was a homemaker.  She worked as a caregiver at the Avon Nursing Home for 12 years and at Bethpage for 7 years.

As per her wishes, cremation was accorded.  To celebrate her life, family and friends will gather from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 3, 2017 at the Abingdon American Legion.   Hinchliff-Pearson-West Abingdon Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the Care Center of Abingdon, Hospice Compassus, or to the family, all in care of Terry Johns, PO Box 512, Avon, IL 61415.

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2 Guestbook Entries to “Mrs. Melva M. Johns, Abingdon Chapel”

  1. I am so sorry for your loss. My sympathy to all of the Johns family.
    Carol Kreider

  2. Terry and family, thoughts and prayers to all of you.

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