Manton - Linda "Jeanie" Olah Johnson, of Manton and formerly of Benzonia, passed away gently in her sleep on Monday, November 12, 2018 at her home. She was 73.
Jeanie was born on June 14, 1945, in Flint to Al and Mary (Pryne) Sammon. On December 31, 1981, Jeannie, entered into marriage with Larry Johnson in Flint, the couple celebrated nearly 37 years together.
Jeanie spent her early years growing up in the flint area. She was a graduate Kearsley High School. She sat on the Queen's Court in her senior year. In her early twenty's her time was dedicated to raising her two young daughters, and she was active in numerous community groups. Jeanie attended Mott Community College before becoming a graduate of U of M, Flint and beginning he long career in social work. Jeanie was extremely talented in her field and proud of the work she was able to accomplish while serving others, from those in senior care, the disabled, and veterans she was able to reach and help. She was passionate about children and gave of her time and talent, using musical therapy or teaching Sunday school. Jeanie could often be found tending to her plants, enjoying time gardening, and cooking. Music was always close to her heart as she preformed in several local music groups over the years, but her faith and her family always came first.
Jeanie is survived by her beloved husband, Larry Johnson of Manton; her daughters, Renee (Stuart Schwander) Olah, Cheyenne (Dwayne) Johnson, and Jennifer McClelland; six grandchildren, Timothy, Eric, Cane, Tessa, Raven, and Davey; her sister, Denise; brothers, Dana and Tom; very special friends, Vickie and Alicia; her little dog, Gabe; as well as several within her church community, and other close family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents and sisters, Pat and Mary Ellen, better known as "Dutch".
Visitation for friends and family will be held from 6pm until 8pm on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at the Hall-Holdship Funeral Home in Manton. Memorial services will follow at 11am on Friday, November 16th at the Manton Free Methodist Church.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Manton Free Methodist Church or the Benzie County Animal Welfare League, PO Box 172, Frankfort, MI 49635, to benefit animals in need.
The family is being served by the Hall-Holdship Funeral Home.