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Gertrude A “Trudy” Johnson 1935-2024

Gertrude A “Trudy” Johnson (Bemis), 88, of Shippensburg, passed away the morning of Tuesday, February 6, 2024 at The Shook Home in Chambersburg.

Gertrude A “Trudy” Johnson
Gertrude A “Trudy” Johnson

Born Friday, July 12, 1935 in Erie, PA, she was a daughter of the late Albert Scott and Gertrude Hattie Bemis.

Trudy was a member of Our Lady of the Visitation Catholic Church, Shippensburg.

She is survived by two daughters, Susan I. (Pete) Clanton, The Villages, FL., and Mary E. (Lonnie) Cooper, Shippensburg; three grandchildren, Michael Akey, Steven Johnson, and Sara Valentine; one brother, Ted T. Bemis, Rosedale, MD.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James T. Johnson, who passed away December 23, 2017; and one sister, Sara Bemis.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held Thursday, February 8, 2024 at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of the Visitation Catholic Church, Shippensburg, with Father Benjamin Dunkleberger as Celebrant.

A viewing will be held one hour prior to the service on Thursday.

Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.

Online condolences may be expressed at the funeral home’s website.


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