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Gladys Marie Johnson Nelson

Gladys Marie Johnson Nelson, 82, formerly of Sciotoville, died Thursday, July 11, 2019, at Jewish Hospital in Cincinnati.  Born on November 8, 1936 in Portsmouth, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Dott Black Rhoten and was a retired executive secretary for the Scioto County Board of M.R.D.D.

Gladys was a proud member of the Sciotoville Christian Church and was a volunteer for SOMC Hospice.

Also preceding her in death were her husbands, John Johnson and Paul Nelson, a son, John Scott Johnson, a son-in-law, Dana Harward; a brother, Harold Rhoten and a sister, Mary Ruth Berry.

Surviving are four daughters, Mara (Troy) Ballard of Benson, Utah, Laura Harward of Loomis, CA, Karen (Charlie) Johnson-Leedom of Sciotoville and Jane Johnson of Cincinnati; three stepdaughters, Cathy (Craig) Yates and Nancy (John) Pack, all of Lexington, KY and Susan (Larry) Lawrence of Wheelersburg, twenty-four grandchildren and thirty-two great-grandchildren.

A Celebration of Gladys’ Life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, July 15th, at the BRANT FUNERAL HOME IN SCIOTOVILLE with Craig Yates officiating.  Interment will be in Memorial Burial Park.

The family will receive guests at Brant’s from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Sunday.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Sciotoville Christian Church.

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