Loretta S. Johns



Loretta S. Johns, age 86 of Carmel, Indiana and formerly of Valencia, Pennsylvania, passed away on Wednesday April 12, 2017. She was born to Katherine Sandrock on May 30, 1930 and was raised by her grandparents John and Ida Sandrock. Loretta graduated from Shaler High School in Glenshaw, Pennsylvania in 1946. Following high school she worked for Mellon Bank before enlisting in the United States Air Force where she met her husband Keith B. Johns of Hazard, Nebraska. They were married on September 10, 1954.

Loretta was an active member in the communities in which she lived serving as a school volunteer, Sunday school teacher, cub scout den mother, and she dedicated thousands of hours to the American Field Service (AFS) over almost 40 years. She was a woman of strong faith and a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Bakerstown in Bakerstown, Pennsylvania for over 60 years and was active in the Orchard Park Presbyterian Church in Carmel, Indiana for the past 16 years when she moved to Carmel in 2000 with her son and daughter-in-law.

Loretta is survived by her three children Karen (Glenn) Ezell of Plano, Texas; Sharon Johns (Marc Poulin) of Loveland, Colorado; and Keith (Ellen) Johns II of Carmel, Indiana and five Grandchildren Ashley Ezell, Elliot Johns, Elise Johns, Elizabeth Johns and Ethan Johns. She also leaves behind numerous loving relatives, friends, and former AFS students whose lives she touched. She was proceeded in her death by her husband who passed away in 1985, her mother who passed away in 1933 when Loretta was 3 years old, her grandparents, and several aunts and uncles.
The family will be holding visitation at the Flanner and Buchanan – Carmel, 325 East Carmel Drive, on Saturday April 15th from 1 pm to 5 pm. Loretta will be laid to rest at the Mount Royal Cemetery in Glenshaw, Pennsylvania.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Brookdale Memory Care who cared so well for Loretta during the past year. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Bakerstown, to Orchard Park Presbyterian Church of Carmel, to the Humane Society, or to the charity of your choice.

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