Frances W. Johnson, 87 years young, of Logan, entered her Heavenly rest on June 03, 2021, after a brief illness, surrounded by her family at home. She will be deeply missed.
She is survived by her children Eddie White (Ellen), Kathy Moore (fiancé John Samson), Cindy Bailey (Ronnie), and Karen Bragg (Billy); stepsons Brad Johnson (Yvonne), Michael Johnson, and Kyler Johnson. Siblings Carol Dawson, Clare Earl, Mary Jane Rose, Jimmy Weiler, and Charlie Weiler. Grandchildren Tony Quinn, Paul Quinn (Autumn), Megan Bailey, Krissy Shields (Clay), Joanna Rodighiero (Raffie), Julianna Johnson, Robert Johnson, Graciela Johnson, Michael Johnson, and Champagne Joseph. Great-grandchildren Shane Quinn, Luke Quinn, Roman Rodighiero, Eva Rodighiero, Jonathon Shields, Bailey Shields, and Declan Shields. She is also survived by a multitude of nieces and nephews. In addition to her family, she is survived by her extended family, Ralph Rodighiero, Dom Rodighiero, and Terri Rodighiero.
Frances was the daughter of the late Francis Xavier and Katherine Kearney Weiler. She is preceded in death by her husband Bob Johnson and ex-husband Rex White, infant daughter Carol Ann White, and grandson Bobby Varney; siblings Johnny Weiler, Frankie Weiler, Ruthie W Dascoli, Katherine “Sweetie” Weiler, stepson Bryn Johnson, and daughter-in law Robin Kinser.
Frances graduated from Saint Joseph High School and attended Marshall University until her marriage to Rex White. She enjoyed reading, gardening, cooking, and playing with her grand and great-grandchildren.
Frances’ first business venture was Humdinger Ice Cream Shop in the 1960s. For nearly two decades, she and husband Bob owned and operated Johnson Studio – a well renowned photography studio in downtown Logan. Recently, she was the office manager for White Eye Care. Frances was an avid community volunteer - Hospital Auxiliary, Food Bank, and WeCan camps to name a few. She was well known to everyone as “YaYa”.
The family would like to give a special thanks to mom’s long-time doctor Billy Mullen. The family would also like to thank Dignity Hospice for their compassionate care, most especially her nurses Jackie, Keisha, and aid Amelia.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Dignity Hospice PO Box 4304, Chapmanville, WV 25508.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Evans Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Chapmanville, WV.