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Josie Marie Johnson

November 10, 2017

Josie Marie Johnson, age 14, of Bellefontaine, died unexpectedly Friday, November 10, 2017 at Mary Rutan Hospital in Bellefontaine. A freshman honor roll student at Bellefontaine High School and a skilled athlete, she was a member of the high school soccer team. She planned to join the track team this coming season. Since her childhood, she participated in youth soccer, swim team and volleyball. Also known for her artistic talents, she was a doodler and drawer, crafter and poetry writer and sculptor and painter. A creative “Do-It-Yourselfer”, she loved Pinterest. She was lovingly known for being a prankster and jokester. Most of all, she embodied compassion for others, supported the weak and weary and held a strong will for her friends. She was a loving daughter, sister, aunt, niece, cousin and granddaughter. She was born May 1, 2003 in Marysville and was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Marc B. Johnson, Sr., her maternal grandparents, Jack M. and Jo A. Carpenter; an uncle, James Jarvis and her great-uncle, Ricky Wagner. She is survived by her parents, Marc and Jo Carpenter Johnson of Bellefontaine; her siblings, Elizabeth (Charles “Thobe” Cunningham) Burkett of Bellefontaine, Allison Johnson of Columbus, Frank Burkett of Marion and Mack Burkett of Marion; her grandmother, Judy A. Johnson of Columbus; two nieces, Isabella Rose and Olivia Grace Cunningham; many uncles and aunts, Matthew and Melissa Johnson, Jack Carpenter, Joe and Carol Carpenter, Jerry and Mary Carpenter, John and Donna Carpenter, Josie and Ronnie Jones, Joyce Price Carpenter, Kristina and Emery Vimalin, and JoAnn and Jason Arnold; and several cousins and other relatives and friends. Viewing and visitation hours will be 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Underwood Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at New Dover United Methodist Church, 16637 Church Street, (New Dover) Marysville, Ohio. Rev. Wayne Engle will officiate and burial will follow the memorial service at Mt. Herman Cemetery in Dover Township, Union County, Marysville. Memorial contributions may be made to the Johnson family in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed to the family at


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