Cheryl Johnson


Cheryl J. Johnson, 61, of Defiance, passed away on Wednesday, December 5, 2012, at ProMedica Defiance Regional Hospital.

She was born on November 6, 1951, to Bill and Frieda (Boaster) Emerling in Defiance, Ohio. She married Sidney Johnson in 2006 and he survives. Also surviving are her sons, Todd Johnson of Defiance, Ohio, and Timmy Johnson of Defiance, Ohio; daughters, Holly (boyfriend, Jason Morris) Emerling of Defiance, Ohio, and Tina Johnson of Defiance, Ohio; stepsons, Scott Johnson of Defiance, Ohio, and Steven Johnson of Defiance, Ohio; stepdaughters, Dawn Perez of Defiance, Ohio, and Lisa Smith of Defiance, Ohio; granddaughter, Katie Johnson; 13 stepgrandchildren, 12 great-stepgrandchildren; brothers, Ronnie (Diana) Emerling of Defiance, Ohio, and Dick (Cheryl) Emerling of Paulding County, Ohio; and a sister, Gloria Hostettler of Defiance, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Gene and Larry Emerling; sister, Dana Rodriguez; and grandchildren, Todd Jr. and Hunter Johnson.

Cheryl was a homemaker and enjoyed hanging out at Tom's Donuts.

Funeral services will be Monday, December 10, 2012, at 2 p.m. at the Hanenkrath-Clevenger-Schaffer Funeral Home, Defiance, Ohio, with Rev. Perry Porter officiating. Burial will follow in Evansport Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to the family. Online condolences can be given at

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  • Dear Sidney; Sad to her of Cheryl's passing; I'm done here in Florida and just decided to look at the death's in Defiance. See you when I get back to Tom's Your friend / Philip & Flora Schroeder