LIMA — Rebecca "Becky" Sue Johnson, 56, died at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday July 22, 2014 at Shawnee Manor, Lima, Ohio.
She was born July 15, 1958 in Lima, Ohio to Robert and Bonnie (Watkins) Gillespie. Her father preceded her in death. Her mother and stepfather, Bonnie and Jimmie Dale Fruchey survive in Cridersville, Ohio
A Clinical Medical Assistant, Rebecca graduated from the Jackson Community College, Michigan. She had worked for Jackson Hospital, Michigan, after graduation. Her former husband's job had the family transferring frequently, making it difficult for her career. It was at this time when Rebecca's main goal in life turned to raising her four children.
Survivors include: one son, Joseph Johnson of Lima, Ohio; three daughters, Ashley Johnson, Kelsey (Stephen) McDonald and Alexandra Johnson all of Ada, Ohio; five brothers, Randy and Rick (Gay) Gillespie both of Denver, CO., Robert Gillespie of Jenera, Rod (Teresa) Gillespie of Palm Springs, CA. and Roy (Julie) Gillespie of Cridersville; one grandson, Wyatt McDonald; aunts and uncles, Shirley (David) Cartwright, Jerry (Phyllis) Watkins, Judy (Roger) Rayle of Columbus Grove and Jewelie Zimmerman of Elida; and two sisters in-law, Beth Johnson and Aaron Johnson.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents: Kenneth and Gynyth Watkins, Ferl Gillespie and Laura Blume.
Services will begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday July 26, 2014 at Hartman Sons Funeral Home, with Pastor Larry Molaski officiating. Burial will follow at Truro West Cemetery, Columbus Grove, Ohio.
Friends may call on Friday, July 25, 2014 from 5-8 p.m. and on Saturday from 10-11 a.m. at Hartman Sons Funeral Home, Columbus Grove, Ohio.
Online condolences maybe expressed at hartmansonsfuneralhome.com.