Mary Ann Johnson passed away August 18, 2020, at age 85. Originally from Krebs, West Virginia, a coal miners’ camp, she was the youngest of four siblings in the Atkins family, all of whom preceded her in death. As a coal miner’s daughter, Mary Ann grew up by meager means and a desire to learn and shepherd others in learning. Graduating from Berea College, she became a primary school teacher, teaching at Ottway Elementary until her retirement in 1995. She and Powell, her husband who preceded her in death, adopted two children, Anna and Douglas, and she is survived by her seven grandchildren as well: Amelia, Audrey, Alice, Adelaide, Conrad, Cyrus, and Aevrie. She was an active volunteer, member, and leader at Hardins Chapel, Food Bank, TOPS, Retired Teachers Association, and Red Hat Society. Even after her heart attack and triple bypass, she continued to love living in her community and sharing her grandchildren, until a fall challenged her mobility. She was able to be in her home until a second stroke recently, after which she passed away in the hospital. We grieve her loss and will miss her, until we see her again in heaven someday. There will be visitation at Jeffers Funeral Chapel at Afton on Thursday from 2-4 p.m. and Wade McAmis will officiate graveside service at 4:30 p.m. at Hardins Chapel Cemetery. \nTo send a flower arrangement or to plant trees in memory of \nMary Ann Johnson, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.