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Kathryn L. "Kitty" Johnson

Kathryn L. “Kitty” Johnson, 70, of Ridgway, Pa, died on Tuesday, April 5, 2022.

She was born on June 13, 1951, in Ridgway, a daughter of the late Charles, Sr. and Virginia May Northrop Steger.

Kitty was a lifelong resident of the area and graduate of Ridgway High School.  An avid Pittsburgh fan, she enjoyed watching the Steelers, Penguins and Pirates.  She will be fondly remembered as being little but fierce, and also loved her family with that same fierceness.  A woman of faith, she enjoyed nothing more than spending time with her family and playing Bingo.

She is survived by three children; Kim Johnson and her husband Al of Wilcox, Dawn Shall of Johnsonburg and Ron Shall of Ridgway and by six grandchildren; Abbi, Matt, and Jenna Johnson and Isabella, Ronnie Lou, and Macy Shall, a great-grandson; Rowan, as well by her grand-cats; Ferdinand, Percival, and Kevin.  She is also survived by five siblings; Peggy (Gordon) Johnston of Kersey, Charles (Cathy) Steger of Ridgway, Bonnie (Gene) Gausman of Ridgway, Andy (Bobby Ann) Steger of Ridgway, and May (Dan) Hoffman of St. Marys, as well as by numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by a brother, Donald Steger, and a niece, Jessica Steger.

A Funeral Service for Kathryn “Kitty” Johnson will be held on Saturday, April 9, 2022 at 11:00 AM at the Johnsonburg United Methodist Church, 5 Clarion Road, Johnsonburg, Pa 15845 with Rev. Matthew Williams officiating.

Visitation will be at the Krise Funeral Home on Friday, April 8, 2022 from 4:00-7:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make memorial contributions may be made to the family.

Krise Funeral Home. 130 Center Street, Ridgway, PA 15853 is handling the arrangements and online condolences may be offered at www.krisefuneralhome.com

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Our hearts go out to you and your family with the loss of your dear loved one. There are no words to take away sadness when you lose someone you love. In our time of deepest need the tenderness of God is a refuge like no other. He alone understands our sorrows and draws near in love to wipe away our tears
When my mother passed away, we found the resurrection hope very comforting.
May the resurrection hope sustain you. A loved one lost can grieve the heart, and makes us yearn for tomorrow, when Jehovah will keep the promise he made of no pain, no death, no sorrow found at Revelation 21:4.

Steve and Jane Ann Apr 16 2022 11:35 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Kathryn L. Johnson

Jenna Johnson Apr 15 2022 9:31 AM

So sorry to hear of Kitty's passing. She was truly an angel on earth

Tim Yorns and family Apr 10 2022 7:54 AM

Sending hugs, prayers, and heartfelt sympathy to all of Kitty Lou’s family. We’re so sorry for your loss.

Ronna & Rod Fasenmyer Apr 9 2022 6:24 PM

Sending prayers and hugs to all of Kitty's family, she was a special lady.

Jill Redmond Apr 9 2022 1:32 PM

I Worked with Kitty @ Elco Electric

Dathan swanson Apr 8 2022 10:24 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Kathryn L. Johnson

Diane Northrop Apr 8 2022 8:57 AM

I worked with Kitty at DCI day program and had a ball!! Her humor and kindness was above and beyond. I will miss her. My condolences to the family.

Kevin E. Leahy Apr 7 2022 11:37 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Kathryn L. Johnson

Mark and Véronique Nicklas Apr 7 2022 11:34 PM

Kim, please know that I am keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Lori Mague Apr 7 2022 4:03 PM

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