Martha J. Johnson

Martha Jane Johnson, 86, of Newville, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, in Rodgers Personal Care Home, Chambersburg.

She was born July 12, 1933, in Newburg, the daughter of Harry B. and Mary Burttent Wheeler.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles E. Johnson.

Mrs. Johnson belonged to Mount Hope United Methodist Church, the Mifflin Athletic Association, and the Newville Bowling League.

She is survived by one daughter, Dianna M. Peiffer and her husband, David; three sons, Michael E. Johnson and his wife, Roxanne, Douglas K. Johnson and his wife, Vicki, and Gregory L. Johnson and his wife, Linda, all of Newville; seven grandchildren, Carrie, Derrick, Blake, Garrett, Matthew, Drew and Melissa; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by six sisters and four brothers.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, in Mount Hope United Methodist Church, 599 Whiskey Run Road. A visitation will be held in the church from 1 to 2 p.m. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mount Hope United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, C/O Beverly Baker, 10 Maple Lane, Newville, Pa. 17241.


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