Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Lila A. Johnson, 90

Belmont, NY – Lila A. Johnson, 90, of Trianna Street, passed away on Monday, January 31, 2022 at Highland Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Wellsville. She was born in Shortsville, PA on September 9, 1931 the daughter of the late Walter and Mildred (Short) Southworth. On January 28, 1952 in Corry, PA she married Edward Johnson, who survives. 

Lila was a 1949 graduate Knoxville High School of Knoxville, PA. Before moving to Allegany County she also resided in Loucks Mills, PA. She had a 25 year career in the Allegany County Office For The Aging, from where she retired from being the Site Manager in 2015. She loved her job as Site Manager and the many people she served. She was awarded the Citizen of the Year title by the Rotary Club, which she valued and appreciated. Outside of work, Lila loved her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed doing crafts with her granddaughters, and teaching them how to make an amazing pie. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Belmont. 

In addition to her husband of seventy years, Edward, she is survived by: four sons, Kevin Johnson of Galeton, Marc (Anita Dickerson) Johnson of Wellsville, David Johnson of Webster, and Kent (Sheri Jordon) Johnson of Tavares, FL; eleven grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; two sisters, Betty Hockanmyn and Norma Rossman. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by: a granddaughter, Melissa Johnson; five brothers, Jim Southworth, Lyle Southworth, Harold Southworth, Douglas Southworth, and Bob Southworth; and two sisters, Virginia Southworth, and Lorena Coats. 

As per Lila’s request, her funeral and burial will be private with Reverend Dan Kenyon presiding. Burial will be in Forest Hills. At a later date, a celebration of Lila’s life will be held at the First Baptist Church of Belmont. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial donations to the First Baptist Church. To leave online condolences please visit


  1. So sorry for your loss. But Heavens gain. Lila is in the arms of JESUS.Pray you have peace and comfort for your loss .

  2. Grandma I just want you too know how much I love you and miss are the best grandma anyone could ask for.i will always treasure the memories we spent together..I remember you always saying I was your oldest grandchild..thats something I will always treasure and be proud of..Rest in peace til we see each other again..I love you beautiful angel.

  3. I am sure she is enjoying spending time with my Grandma (Mary Helen). You will be greatly missed by many Lila, I will always think of you each time I see an owl.
    Naomi Hlovac (Lehman)