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JOHNSON, Elaine Kent

JOHNSON - Elaine Kent Age 77, of Hamburg, NY passed away on June 27, 2016. Elaine was born on September 30, 1938 in Auburn, NY, the daughter of Wilbur Throckmorton Kent and Helen Burton Andrews Kent. She graduated from Auburn High School, class of 1956 and Potsdam State College in 1960. On June 24, 1961, she was united in marriage to Donald P. Johnson in Auburn. Together, they raised three sons in Hamburg, NY. Elaine was a 3rd grade school teacher who first worked in the Auburn Elementary School which she attended as a little girl. After spending much time and energy bringing her boys through their "elementary school" years, she went back to teaching at Boston Valley Elementary where she taught 3rd grade from 1974 to 1999. Elaine enjoyed the challenge of teaching, but was also very involved with her family. She and Don enjoyed tennis, walking, time "Snowbirding" in Florida and golfing together among other activities. She loved her home of 50 years, camping with her family when her sons were younger and, in retirement, also enjoyed playing board games with her grandchildren. Above all, Elaine loved her Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. She influenced her husband and three sons with her consistent lifestyle of love and devotion to Jesus and His Kingdom's promotion. She took her first "Mission's" trip to India when she was 60 years old and was never shy about speaking of her relationship with Him, yet she seemed always to do so with a gentleness and kindness which made people want to listen. Surviving are her loving and faithful husband of 55 years, Donald, her three sons Kurt (Misty) Johnson, Brett (Teresa) Johnson and Todd (Wanda) Johnson, along with her brother Philip (Bonnie) Kent, nephew Philip Jr. (Bebe) Kent and 10 grandchildren.
A Memorial Service will be held at Hamburg Wesleyan Church on Saturday, July 16th at 11 AM, Hamburg, NY.

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