Mary Ann Johns

Mary Ann Johns, age 104, of Tiffin, Ohio, formerly of Onsted, passed away Dec. 26, 2015, at St. Francis Home, Tiffin. She was born Dec. 17, 1911, to Grover and Afra Weirich in Toledo. Mary married Alfred Johns Sept. 22, 1933, at St. Ann Catholic Church, Toledo, and he preceded her in death in 1990.

Mary was an Ursuline Associate for 35 years. She was a longtime member of St. Thomas Aquinas Parish in Toledo, Ohio; St. Jerome Parish, Walbridge, Ohio; and St. Joseph Shrine Brooklyn, Mich. Mary belonged to the Altar Rosary Society in each of these parishes.

Mary is survived by her sons, William (Mary Lou) Johns and Dennis (Martha) Johns; daughter, Sister Rita Mae Johns; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; granddaughter, Cynthia Johns; brothers, Joseph Weirich and George Weirich; and sisters Betty Evearitt, Bernadine Evearitt and Catherine Beres.

A mass of the Christian burial will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016,  at St. Joseph Shrine Catholic Church, 8743 U.S. 12, Brooklyn, with Father Francis Murd and Father Bob Pienta presiding. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Shrine Cemetery. Visitation will be 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8, 2016, at the J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Tecumseh, with a rosary at 6:30 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Ursuline Convent, Toledo; St. Francis Home, Tiffin; and St. Joseph Shrine, Brooklyn. Condolences to the family may be made online at