(Sept. 20, 2004)
Services will be conducted Friday, Sept. 24, at 10 a.m. at Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church in Powell for Diane R. Johnson, 57, who died Monday, Sept. 20, at the Powell Valley Hospital after an intense battle with cancer.
She was born Dec. 10, 1946, in San Luis Obispo, Calif., the daughter of Philipp and Margret June (Perkins) McGrath.
She graduated with a bachelor's degree in education and a master's degree in library science. She was a homemaker and accomplished singer, having published two tapes of original religious songs. She was a long-time member of Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church.
She married James (Frenchy) R. Johnson on Feb. 4, 1974.
Survivors include her husband, James; two sons, Dominic and Ronald James; one daughter, Mary Lou (Robert) Shepherd; one sister, Carol Headrick; and six grandchildren.
Family friend Bill Stafford will conduct a special celebration of her life Thursday, Sept. 23, at 7 p.m. at Glad Tidings Church. The Rev. Don MacPherson will officiate at the memorial service Friday morning. Internment will follow in the Crown Hill Cemetery in Powell.