CORTLAND, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Florence May (Markby) Johnson, 82, of Cortland, passed away Friday morning, December 3, 2021, at Ohio Living Lake Vista in Cortland.

She was born January 24, 1939, in Ford City, Pennsylvania, a daughter of the late Kenneth and Alberta (Shearer) Markby, Sr.

Florence was a member of numerous fraternal community service organizations in northeast Ohio, including Eastern Star, the Ali Baba Grotto and C.C.L.

She enjoyed country music, family picnics, baking cookies, surfing on Facebook, going to her grandchildren’s school functions and cheering for her beloved Cleveland Browns and Ohio State Buckeyes.

She leaves two daughters, Cathy (Michael) Wolanzyk of Cortland and Carly (Michael) Markus of Montgomery, Alabama and two grandchildren, Ashley Wolanzyk of Boardman and Ryan Wolanzyk of Clemson, South Carolina. Florence will also be greatly missed by her sister, Linda (Harry) Wagle of Leechburg, Pennsylvania; her aunt, Ruby Markby of Leechburg; by her late husband’s brothers and sisters and many nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.

Besides her parents, Florence was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Clair Carl Johnson; her sister, Betty Jean Boyer; her brother, Kenneth Earl Markby, Jr. and an infant sister, Beverly Eileen.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Animal Welfare League of Trumbull County, P.O. Box 66, Vienna, OH 44473 or to Ohio Living Home Health & Hospice, c/o Ohio Living Foundation, 1001 Kingsmill Parkway, Columbus OH 43229, who gave great care and comfort to Florence and her family.

In keeping with her wishes there will be no funeral services or calling hours.

Arrangements for Mrs. Johnson are being provided by the Carl W. Hall Funeral Home, 533 North Park Avenue, Warren.

A television tribute will air Monday, December 6 at the following approximate times: 6:43 a.m. on WYTV, 9:32 a.m. on WKBN, 10:58 a.m. on FOX and 8:12 p.m. on MyYTV.