Marion J. Johnson Shanta, 74, passed away, Tuesday June 3, 2014 at her home in McAlester, Okla. Graveside services will be held 2 p.m., Monday, June 9, 2014, at Mt. Mariah Cemetery in Arcadia.
Ms. Shanta was born Dec. 24, 1939, in Arcadia.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Nodie Lee and Otis Johnson; sisters, Eva Johnson, Martha Johnson, Myrtis Johnson and Erma Lee Henley; brothers, Purvis Johnson, J.D. Johnson, Robert Johnson, Rayford Johnson and Calvin Johnson; and three nephews, Tom Johnson, Paul Johnson and Royce Henley.
She is survived by two daughters, Diana Blan and husband, Mark of McAlester; Donna Fight and wife, Frankke of Grand Junction, Colo.; two grandchildren, Tyler Maffeo of Norman and Haley Bramley of Grand Junction, Colo. and great-grandchild, Jack Nettleton of Grand Junction, Colo.; one brother, Elmer Johnson and wife, Carolyn of Tulsa, Okla.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Mt. Mariah Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 360, Arcadia, LA 71001.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Chaney Harkins F