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Barbara Gilliland Johnson

May 30, 1936 — September 25, 2021

Barbara Joan (Gilliland) Johnson, 85, of Hagerstown, Md., passed away on Saturday, September 25, 2021 at Coffman Nursing Home.

Born May 30, 1936 in Pittsburgh, PA, she was the daughter of the late Roy A. and Margaret (Kunkle) Gilliland.

She was the wife of the late Stanley D. Johnson, who preceded her in death on January 31, 2019. They were married on July 26, 1958.

Barbara was a 1954 graduate of Mt. Lebanon High School in Pittsburgh, and a 1958 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing. During her time at Penn, she was also a member of Alpha Omicron PI sorority.

After her marriage to Stanley, Barbara became a full-time homemaker. She was a Den Mother for Pack 36 of Halfway, MD and a member of both The Women’s Club and Beta Sigma Phi.

Barbara was a loving and dedicated wife, mother and grandmother who supported her family in all of their endeavors. She enjoyed family time, reading, gardening, traveling, corresponding with family and friends, and dressing up for any special occasion.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by an infant son, Robert; her sister Dorothy G. Miller; and her brother, Roy A. Gilliland, Jr.

She is survived by her four sons and their spouses, Kenneth (Julia) Johnson; Glenn (Sue) Johnson; Todd (Amy) Johnson; and Colin C. Johnson; three grandchildren, Patrick (Jenny) Johnson; Courtney Johnson; and Melissa Johnson. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive visitors on Saturday, October 30, 2021, from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. at Rest Haven Funeral Home, 1601 Pennsylvania Avenue, Hagerstown, MD. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Barbara’s name to Coffman’s Nursing Home, 1304 Pennsylvania, Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742; or to The Women’s Club, 31 South Prospect St., Hagerstown, MD 21740.
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