Aug 1, 2015


Denise Lynette "Tinky" (Greene) Johnson, 36, of North Royalton, Ohio, and formerly of Castalia, died unexpectedly, Tuesday, April 3, 2007, in her home.

She was born Dec. 19, 1970, in Sandusky, and was a 1990 graduate of Margaretta High School. She was employed as a home health care nurses' aide. She was devoted to her family, having donated one of her kidneys to her son, Brodey. She also enjoyed planning family gatherings.

Denise is survived by her husband, Christopher Johnson, whom she married Aug. 28, 1999; her son, Brodey Johnson, at home; her parents, James and Linda (Wendt) Greene of Castalia; her sister, Tonya Green of Minneapolis, Minn.; three aunts, Diane (Elmer) Bartels of Huron, Doris (Herb) Abel of Columbus, and Joan (Ace) Griffaw of Clam Lake, Wis.; her father-in-law, Dr. Lowell Johnson of Huron; her sister-in-law, Rebecca (Jeff) Ferguson of Clyde; three nephews and many cousins.

She was preceded in death by her mother-in-law, Carolyn (Kloss) Johnson; maternal grandparents, Glen and Rose (Martin) Wendt; paternal grandparents, Wayne and Esther (Leidof) Green; and her aunt, Jean Francis.

Private family services will be held, with The Rev. David Brown, of The Chapel, officiating. Burial will be in Meadow Green Memorial Park, Huron. Groff Funeral Home, Sandusky, is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation of Ohio Inc., 1373 Grandview Ave. Ste. 200, Columbus, OH 43212-2804; or Back To The Wild, P.O. Box 423, Castalia, OH 44824.

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