Elsie Margaret Smiley Newman Johnson

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Elsie Margaret Smiley Newman Johnson, 87, of Washington, died Monday, February 4, 2013, in Washington Hospital.

She was born November 2, 1925, in Washington, a daughter of the late William Addison Smiley and Mary Imhoff Smiley.

Mrs. Johnson was a graduate of Trinity High School.

She was a homemaker and farmer and had once worked at Bobbi Brooks, Presbyterian Home and the PX Supermarket.

Mrs. Johnson was a member of North Buffalo Presbyterian Church.

On December 31, 1952, she married Albert Cyril Johnson, who died October 29, 2004.

Surviving are two sons, Addison Newman of Washington and Robert Johnson of Avella; two daughters, Lois (John) Miller of Avella and Karen (Tom) Blackhurst of Washington; 13 grandchildren, Brian (Margo) Johnson, Brandon Johnson, Merranda Miller, Georgia Miller, Robert (Sarah) Clifford, Cassandra Clifford, Natalie (James) Ryland, Bethany Blackhurst, Vanessa Blackhurst, Joseph Doxtator, Lori Walker, William (Kim) Newman and John (Crystal) Newman; and eight great-grandchildren.

Deceased are a son, David Newman; a daughter, Barbara Newman Doxtator; four brothers, William, James, Robert and Addison Smiley; and two sisters, Mary Jane Smiley Johnson and Mary Lou Smiley Clutter.

She was the last of her immediate family.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington. Additional visitation will be held from 2 to 3 p.m., the time of service, Friday, February 8, in North Buffalo Presbyterian Church, Washington, with Pastor Gary Gibson officiating. Burial will follow in North Buffalo Cemetery, Washington.

Memorial contributions may be made to North Buffalo Presbyterian Church, 711 Rural Valley Road, Washington, PA 15301. Additional information and a guest book are available at www.NealFuneralHome.com.

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