Helen was born at home in Burlington Township on April 17, 1945, the daughter of Isaac and Anna Brown Strope.
She attended Troy High School and later on Sept. 26, 1970 married Charles E. Johnson. Helen served as a house mother at the Martha Lloyd School in Troy, Pa. for a number of years.
Surviving are her husband of 44 years, Charles; sons, Scott Dunn (Donna Johnson), Joey Dunn; daughters, Betty Vanderpool (Doug Vanderpool), Anna Burgess (Lee Burgess), Dora Silvers (Harry Silvers); grandchildren, Brandon, Christy, Alyssa, Dayton, and Devon Dunn, Sean and Paige Vanderpool, Brooke Silvers and Morgan Burgess; sisters, Rose Gross, Faith Dickerson and Sue Scott; several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by siblings, Isaac, John and Leonard Strope, Nellie Soulsby and Henrietta Strope.
A private funeral service was held at the convenience of the family. Interment was in the Johnson Family Cemetery, Burlington Township, Pa.
The family suggests that contributions be directed to the Happy Tails No-Kill Animal Shelter Inc., P.O. Box 68, Towanda, PA 18848, in Helen's memory.
The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda assisted the Johnson family with arrangements. Memories and condolences may be expressed by visiting www.bowenfuneralhomes.com.