Margalene Mae Wright Johnson

Margalene Mae Wright Johnson, 85, of Parkersburg, formerly of Grantsville, W.Va., departed this life Sunday night, Aug. 31, 2014, in the Cedar Grove Assisted Living Facility in Parkersburg, following an extended illness.

She was born May 19, 1929, in Grantsville, daughter of the late John and Scottie Plant Wright.

Margalene was a Baptist by faith and a homemaker, and loved to attend all functions at the Grantsville Senior Citizens Center.

In 1951, she was united in marriage to Harold Johnson, who preceded her in death in September 2000.

Surviving is one daughter, Kathryn Ferrell and husband, Russ, of Surfside Beach, S.C.; two grandchildren, Ruscee Ferrell and companion Michael Duckworth of Surfside Beach and Joshua Ferrell and companion Crystal Greathouse of Big Springs, W.Va.

There are also six siblings surviving: Pat Pickens of Williamstown, W.Va., Oleta Boyce and husband, Cleon, of Parkersburg, Guenivere Lesley and husband, Carl, of South Carolina, Betty Westfall of Parkersburg, Wayne Wright of Florida and Jean Crispin and husband, Ardell, of North Carolina.

Along with her parents and husband, Margalene was preceded in death by one sister, Juanita Richards.

At Margalene’s request, her remains will be cremated and burial will be held at the discretion of her family.

Memorials may be made to Cedar Grove Assisted Living Facility, 110 Nicolette Road, Parkersburg, WV 26101 or the Grantsville Senior Citizens Center, 105 Market St., Grantsville, WV 26147.

Ellyson Mortuary Inc., Glenville, W.Va., is honored and privileged to serve the family of Margalene Mae Wright Johnson.