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Helen A. Johnson


Helen A. Johnson, 89, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Friday, February 10, 2017, at Harrisburg Hospital.

She was born on January 18, 1928 in Lewisburg and was the loving daughter of the late Kathryn Hartman.

Helen was a Lewisburg Area High School Graduate, class of 1945. She was a member of the Evangelical United Methodist Church and was retired from Wert Bookbinding. Helen really loved animals and you would often find her feeding the squirrels and birds in her yard. She also enjoyed reading.

In addition to her mother, Helen was preceded in death by her daughter Sharon Swinehart, son William Swinehart, and granddaughter Tracey Via.
Helen is survived by her husband Edwin Johnson, to whom she was married for 60 years; three daughters Carol Duke of West Virginia, Donna Etter and husband Craig of Middletown, Candace White and husband Troy of Middletown; daughter-in-law Jan Swinehart of Middletown; grandchildren Lorie Lopez, Christopher Etter (Mindy), Brian Etter (Pam), Rachel Perry (Nate), and Victoria White; 17 great-grandchildren; and four siblings Dorothy Zeckman, Joann Kerstetter, Gloria Johnson and Sandy Balliet.

Services will be at the convenience of the family.

The family has entrusted the care of the Matinchek Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 260 E. Main St., Middletown, Pa., with the funeral arrangements.

Memorial contributions can be made in Helen’s name to the Wolf Sanctuary of PA, 465 Speedwell Forge Rd., Lititz, PA 17543.

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