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Mabel E. (Gifford) Johnson

August 27, 1924 ~ December 31, 2019 (age 95)


Mabel E. Johnson, age 95, of Shelby went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, December 31, 2019.  Mabel was born August 27, 1924 in Benona Township to Harvey L. Gifford and Lena E. (Moschke) Gifford.

Mabel was a life resident of the Shelby area.  She married Harold C. Johnson on March 21, 1945.  He passed away on November 12, 2003.  Mabel was a long-time active member of the Shelby United Methodist Church.  She had been employed at Bucher’s Box Shoe Store in Shelby for several years before they closed.  She was also an Avon representative. 

She is survived by her children, Debbie Burmeister and Ken (Lois) Johnson; her grandchildren, Bill (Jamie) Burmeister, Andrea (Mitch) Bouwkamp, Adam (Sulema) Burmeister, Mark Johnson and Zachary Johnson; great-grandchildren, Bryon Burmeister, Clay Burmeister, Marissa Bouwkamp and Evelyn Grace Bouwkamp; her sister, Joy Aebig and many nieces and nephews.  Mabel was also preceded in death by her parents, and her brothers, Norman, Orie and Harvey Gifford and her sisters, Marie Heeg and Annabelle Field. 

Visitation is Saturday, January 4th, 5-8 pm at Harris Funeral Home in Shelby.  The funeral service will be held Sunday, January 5th, 3 pm at Shelby United Methodist Church with Pastor Anne Riegler officiating.  Interment will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Shelby in the spring.  Memorials to Shelby United Methodist Church, 68 E Third Street, Shelby, Michigan  49455 are appreciated. 


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January 4, 2020

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Harris Funeral Home
267 N. Michigan Avenue
Shelby, MI 49455

Funeral Service
January 5, 2020

3:00 PM
Shelby United Methodist Church
68 E. Third Street
Shelby, MI 49455

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