Esther L. Johnson
Born on September 15, 1916 in Philipsburg, PA she was the daughter of the late Clem, Sr. and Susan (Lamb) Watson. She married Edwin J. Longley, Sr. on January 30, 1937 in Philipsburg, PA; he preceded her in death in 1976. She then married Elwood Johnson on December 2, 1978; he preceded her in death on September 30, 1989.
She was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church in Philipsburg, PA and was a member of the Christian Women’s Club of Philipsburg. She was a devoted mother, sister, grandmother and aunt.
Mrs. Johnson was employed as a teller with the Bell Telephone Company in the Chester and Media, Pennsylvania offices for 22 years until her retirement on 1979. She was a 1934 graduate of the Philipsburg High School.
In addition to her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by: a son, Edwin Longley, Jr.; a brother, Clem Watson, Jr.; a sister, Dorothy Owens; a sister-in-law, Bette Watson; and a brother-in-law, Edward Cieslar.
She is survived by; a son, Ronald D. Longley and his wife Arlene of Westchester, PA; a step-son, Robert Johnson and his wife Martha of Clermont FL; a sister, Betty J. Cieslar of Philipsburg, PA; and a brother, Thomas L. Watson of Philipsburg, PA. She is also survived by: a daughter-in-law, Mona Longley of Sandy Ridge, PA; six grandchildren; including a grandson Garth Longley, to whom she was especially close; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, December 12, 2014 at the Grace United Methodist Church in Philipsburg, PA; with Lay-person Donald Dinant officiating. Burial will be at the Philipsburg Cemetery in Philipsburg, PA.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 11, 2014 at the Beezer-Heath Funeral Home in Philipsburg and from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the church on Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Grace United Methodist Church, 912 East Pine Street, Philipsburg, PA 16866.
Friend may sign the guestbook at beezerheathfh.com