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Mary Jane Johnson | 86

May 12, 1934 - December 3, 2020

Mary Jane Johnson, 86, of 695 Washington Street, St. Marys, passed away Thursday, December 3, 2020, at Pinecrest Manor, after an illness of the past several months.

She was born May 12, 1934, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Ivan and Eva VanSlander Rigard.  Mary Jane was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys High School, Class of 1953.  She was the owner of the Korner Beauty Salon for 25 years and had been a beautician for 60 years.

On June 22, 1957, in the Sacred Heart Church, Mary Jane married Roy L. Johnson, who survives.  She is also survived by two daughters: Cindy Simchick and her husband Ken and Lynn Schatz and her husband Rick, both of St. Marys; two sons: Lee Johnson at home and Rusty Johnson and his wife Carole of St. Marys; and by a daughter-in-law, Rose Anne Leightner of Ridgway.  Also surviving are 10 grandchildren: Brandon Johnson (Jenna), Daniel Johnson, Justin Johnson, Rachael Johnson, Scott Schatz (Alyssa), Todd Schatz (Dana), Andrea Grinnell (Brandon), Jessica Pistner (Allen), Gregory Simchick, and Steven Simchick; and by four great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Mary Jane was preceded in death by her son, Matthew J. Johnson, on June 29, 2015; and by a brother, Bernard Rigard, in infancy.

Mary Jane was a member of the Sacred Heart Church, where she volunteered in the cafeteria for church events.  She would hold backyard carnivals to raise money for ARC.  Mary Jane enjoyed playing cards, camping and traveling, but she especially enjoyed spending time with her family.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Sacred Heart Church on Monday, December 7, 2020, at 10:00 AM, with the Rev. Michael Gabler, OSB, Pastor, officiating.  Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Visitation will be held privately at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Sacred Heart Church, 337 Center Street, St. Marys, PA  15857, or to a favorite charity.




Funeral Service

December 7, 2020
10:00 AM
Sacred Heart Church

Final Resting Place

St. Mary’s Cemetery

Tribute Wall


  1. To all of the Families,
    So sorry for your loss. Mary Jane was a wonderful lady.
    You all are in our thoughts and prayers.
    With Deepest Sympathy,
    Dean, Mary, & Ryan Hanes

  2. Thinking of you with sympathy and hoping you find comport in your special memories.

  3. My heart aches for all of you. My childhood memories of all the backyard carnivals, I will never forget. God Bless all of you.. Nonie

  4. Prayers for your entire family during this time. Know she is a whisper away and someday you will be reunited. For now hold tight to your memories of her. Enjoyed getting to know her.

  5. My deepest sympathies to the Johnson family,
    I just heard of Mary Jane’s passing. Sorry I can’t come to the service. I wish I could. I’m living out of town so I figure it’s not a real good idea to come in but know that I’m thinking of you and my heart is heavy right now. She was such a sweet, beautiful person inside and out and a wonderful boss all those years ago.
    Love and Blessings,
    Mike and Karen Glatt

  6. Rick and Lynn, I am so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Our prayers for Peace and Comfort are with you.

  7. This woman was so beautiful and sweet! She always amazed me and such a hard worker well into her senior years! Your family has to be so proud of her! You have my deepest sympathy.

  8. I will miss you and Lee. I am praying for you and your family. I have a lot of love for you Lee.
    From your friend,
    Joseph Goff

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