OBITUARY

Gladys Augusta Bitner Johnson

May 27, 1928April 4, 2018

Gladys Augusta Bitner Johnson, 89, formerly of Waynesboro passed away on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 in Broken Bow, NE. Born May 27, 1928 in Waynesboro, she was the daughter of the late Whitelaw Reed and Avice Idonia (Dooms) Pforr. Prior to retirement, Gladys was employed with Augusta Health where she worked for 36 faithful years as a laundry aide. She was a lifelong member of Second Presbyterian Church, Waynesboro. Gladys had a heart for saving animals and deeply enjoyed all of her cats she adopted through the years. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert M. Johnson; son, Anthony Wayne Bitner; brothers, Reid, George and James Pforr; and sisters, Della Mae Reid, Emma F. Layton and Effie V. “Ginny” Pforr. Survivors include her three children, Lisa Johnson Fox of Broken Bow, NE, Deborah Bitner Craun of Waynesboro and Walter A. Bitner, Jr. and wife, Mary of Waynesboro; five grandchildren, Eric, Michelle, Stacey, Raymond and Barbara; five great grandchildren; as well as a number of nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 12:30 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at the Waynesboro Chapel of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes, 618 W. Main St. Following the visitation, there will a procession from the funeral home to Augusta Memorial Park where a graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Chad Beck officiating. The family would like to give a special heartfelt thank you to the staff of Brookstone View Nursing Home for their love and care of Gladys over the years. Those desiring make memorial contributions in Gladys's memory to the Shenandoah Valley Animal Service Center, 1001 Mt. Torrey Road, Lyndhurst, VA 22952 or online at https://svasc.net/donation-wish-list/ Relatives and friends may share condolences and memories with the family online by visiting www.reynoldshamrickfuneralhomes.com

  • FAMILY

  • She was preceded in death by her parents, Whitelaw Reed and Avice Idonia (Dooms) Pforr; husband, Robert M. Johnson; son, Anthony Wayne Bitner; brothers, Reid, George and James Pforr; and sisters, Della Mae Reid, Emma F. Layton and Effie V. “Ginny” Pforr.

    Survivors include her three children, Lisa Johnson Fox of Broken Bow, NE, Deborah Bitner Craun of Waynesboro and Walter A. Bitner, Jr. and wife, Mary of Waynesboro; five grandchildren, Eric, Michelle, Stacey, Raymond and Barbara; five great grandchildren; as well as a number of nieces and nephews.
  • DONATIONS

  • Shenandoah Valley Animal Service Center, 1001 Mt. Torrey Road, Lyndhurst, VA 22952 or online at https://svasc.net/donation-wish-list/

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Wednesday, April 11, 2018
  • Graveside Service Wednesday, April 11, 2018

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Officiating
REMEMBERING

Gladys Augusta Bitner Johnson

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Lewis Price

April 9, 2018

Mrs. Johnson was a tenant of mine that was the kindest sweetest person you would want to meet. She rented from me for 26 years before she went to live with her daughter. It was a pleasure to have her as a tenant and a friend. She will never be forgotten.

FROM THE FAMILY