CARTHAGE – Karen E. Johnson, 59, 514 South James St., died April 14, 2014 at her residence.

Ms. Johnson was born on April 27, 1954 in Carthage, the daughter of the late Neil & Dorothy Carpenter Johnson.  She graduated from Carthage Central High School with the Class of 1972.  She attended the Watertown School of Commerce and was employed by the former Fox Drug Co., Carthage and Kinney Drugs, Carthage.  She was a member of the United Community Church, Carthage and enjoyed online gaming, knitting and making crafts.

She is survived by her daughter and her husband, Emilie & Brant Montgomery, her grandson, Carter, her siblings and their spouses; Gail & Tom Brotherton, Carthage, Dean & Bernie Johnson, Carthage and Bruce & Joan Johnson, Evans Mills.  Also surviving is her sister in law, Joan Johnson, Governeur and several nieces and nephews.  She is predeceased by her brother Robert Johnson, who died in 2005.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, April 18th at 6:00 PM in the Chapel of the Lundy Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Inc., 500 State St., Carthage, with the Rev. Jane Wagner officiating.  Calling hours will be held at the Funeral Home for two hours prior to the service, from 4:00 – 6:00 PM.  Burial will be in Swinburne Cemetery, Deer River.

Memorial donations may be made to Bruce Johnson for the 2014 Heart Walk, PO Box 34, Evans Mills, NY 13637.