Joseph S Johns

February 23rd, 1923 to October 27th, 2018

Joseph Simon Johns, 95, of Marysville, died Saturday, October 27, 2018.

He was born February 23, 1923 in Marysville to the late Simon and Effie Johns. He married Mary Lou Maples on June 30, 1951 in Marysville.

Joseph graduated from Marysville High School in 1940. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II aboard the destroyer USS Quick. He was employed with Anker Holth Manufacturing for 50 years, retiring as Vice President. He then started a company, and served as its president, called Bridgewater Manufacturing that designed large saws to cut steel. He served on the Marysville City Council for 55 years with 12 of them as mayor. He was also a member of the executive board of the Girl Scouts, St. Clair County Council on Aging and was a long time member of Marysville United Methodist Church. He was past Commander of Marysville American Legion Post #499 and life member of the Marysville Lodge #498 F. & A. M.

Joseph is survived by his wife of 67 years, Mary Lou; children, Joseph R. (Carol) Johns, Michael (Terri) Johns and Kathleen (Douglas) Hayman; 9 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and dedicated caregivers, Pat Turrell, Carol James and Stephanie Kort. He was preceded in death by his siblings, Ted, Abbott and George Johns, Clara Hazey and Marie Ryan.

Visitation will be from 2-8 pm Tuesday in the Marysville Funeral Home. A Masonic Service will be held at 8:00 pm.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Wednesday, October 31, 2018 in Marysville United Methodist Church with visitation beginning at 10:00 am. The Reverend Barbara Welbaum will officiate. Burial will be in Riverlawn Cemetery. Military Honors will be conducted under the auspices of the U.S. Navy and the St. Clair County Allied Veterans Honor Guard.

Pallbearers will be Michael Haney, Andrew Johns, Joshua Johns, Matthew Johns, Christopher Kugler, Matthew Graham, Megan Johns, Amanda Kugler, Michel Hayman and Nicole Graham.

Memorials may be made to the Marysville Community Fund or Marysville United Methodist Church.

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