Jeane Annette Johnson

Jeane Annette Johnson, age 84, of Tecumseh, Michigan, passed away peacefully at Cambrian Assisted Living Center Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020.  Jeane was born on June 1, 1936 in Tipton, Michigan. She was the only daughter of Rollo and Pauline (Snoddy) Conlin.  Jeane married Harvey Johnson on January 2,1959 at the Tipton Community Church. Together they had one son, Brian Johnson.

Jeane’s father was Lenawee’s Michigan State Representative from 1945-1964.  Jeane worked as a page in the State legislature and had the distinction of being the youngest page to ever serve. She is a graduate of Tecumseh High School and Adrian College. After college, Jeane worked briefly as a secretary before getting into politics. She was active in the administration of the Jackson Republican Party  and then joined the staff of U.S. House of Representative Carl Pursell.

During her tenure she attended several Presidential inaugurations and inaugural balls in Washington D.C.  One of her local tasks was organizing a cocktail party at the home of Rep. Pursell for President George H. Bush and his wife Barbara.
Jeane and her husband Harvey both enjoyed music. Jeane loved to sing and Harvey played in several local bands. They traveled to New Orleans many times as well as Paris and Arizona where they retired briefly.

Jeane was preceded in death by both her husband and son. She is survived by her best friend Phyllis Mehan of Adrian, Michigan. A private burial was held at Franklin Cemetery in Tipton. A memorial is planned for a later date. Donations in her memory can be made to the Lenawee Community Foundation Hidden Lake Gardens Canopy Walk Fund and the Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center at the University of Michigan.

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