Gloria Jean (McNeal) Johns

December 27, 1954 ~ September 22, 2021 (age 66)


Gloria Jean Johns, 66, of Freeport, passed away peacefully in the presence of her family on Wednesday, September 22, 2021, at Allegheny Valley Hospital in Natrona Heights. Gloria was born in Natrona Heights on December 27, 1954, a daughter of the late Margaret (Walsh) McNeal and Ray McNeal. Gloria was a graduate of the Salvation Army School for Officer Training and along with her husband Gerald (Jerry) Johns they were ordained as ministers, and both commissioned as Lieutenants in the Salvation Army. They served together as Corps Officer/Pastors in three corps/churches. They served on staff in the Booth Memorial Medical Center in Queens, NY. They served their last appointments as Salvation Army officers with the staff of the Adult Rehabilitation Center on Long Island, NY. Gloria and her husband served with the Salvation Army in many different posts across the country for 40 years. In 1987, Gloria was honored for her work by the State of Kentucky by being inducted as a "Kentucky Colonel". Gloria and her husband celebrated their 49th anniversary this year and were looking forward to their 50th. On September 27th of this year, Gloria would have been cancer free for 11 years. Gloria was a member of the Rosston Chapel in Manor Twp. here she served faithfully as a pastor's wife. She enjoyed gospel and country music, sewing, playing the tambourine, putting puzzles together but her favorite times were being with her family and church family. Gloria is survived by her husband of 49 years, Gerald "Jerry" Johns. Her two children, Cassandra and Jerry Johns. Grandchildren, Kendra, Briana, Aidan Scott, and Precious Arevalo. Her great grandchildren, Emmett and Rylan Joy Scott and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Gloria is preceded in death by her five brothers, Don, George, and Melvin McNeal. Richard and Raymond Livingston. A Memorial Service will be held at 11 am on Sunday, October 3rd at Rosston Chapel in 169 Rosston Circle, Ford City, PA 16226 In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society P.O. Box 22718 Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718 or Rosston Chapel 169 Rosston Circle Ford City, PA 16226

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Memorial Service
October 3, 2021

11:00 AM
Rosston Chapel
169 Rosston Circle
Ford City, PA 16226

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