Blanche Virginia (Ours) Canfield Johnson


Blanche Virginia (Ours) Canfield Johnson, 97, a resident of 900 Rexdale Dr., Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, departed this life at Akron City Hospital, on Jan. 9, 2020.

Blanche attended the Johnson Run School at Fairview. Blanche was a homemaker and had worked as a cook at the Randolph County Board of Education, retiring in 1987. She was a former member of the Delphia Rebekah Lodge No. 62.

She was also, an accomplished quilter. She was a member of the Wayside United Methodist Church, having received her 69 year pin, and was an active member of the Women’s Society. She attended Summit Point United Methodist Church at Summit.

She was born Thursday, Oct. 12, 1922, at Petersburg, a daughter of the late James Garfield Ours and Amie Virginia Feaster Ours.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Cecil Howard Canfield, on July 3, 1987. She was preceded in death by Lutheran S. Johnson, June 14, 2003.

Surviving is one daughter, Shelby Canfield Weese and husband, Sterling, of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, whom she had resided with for the last two and half years. She was preceded in death by daughters Patricia Bland, Delores Shannon, Thelma Higgins and Wilma Biller; sons Denver Canfield and Lacey Canfield; and ten siblings.

She is survived by her grandson, Robert Cecil Bland, whom she had a special caring relationship with; survived by grandsons, Marcus Jeremy Bland, Nathaniel (Mandy) Bland, Terry (Donna) Higgins, Steve (Brenda) Higgins, Larry (Glenna) Higgins, Randy (Nancy) Higgins, Denny (Jan) Canfield, Lloyd (Patty) Biller and Craig (Brenda) Biller; and granddaughters, Pamela (Tom) Terrill, Cheryl Morgan, Pam Anderson, Virgie (Larry) Sarver, Vickie Woods, Milly Biller and Delores (Ellis) Crossman; and many great grandchildren.

Also preceding her in death were grandsons, Greg Weese and Doug Biller.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. until noon, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, at the Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. A funeral service will be held at noon Tuesday from the funeral home chapel with Rev. Gary Phillips officiating.

Interment will follow in the Elkins Memorial Gardens, Country Club Road, Elkins.

The Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Blanche Virginia (Ours) Canfield Johnson.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.