Chester (Ches) Hickman Johnson

Mrs. Chester (Ches) Hickman Johnson, 95, of Woodstock, passed away Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at Winchester Medical Center.  The funeral service will be held Monday, February 23, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at Woodstock United Methodist Church.  Reverend Robert Hoskins will officiate.  Burial will follow in Cedarwood Cemetery in Edinburg.  The family will receive friends from Monday from 1-2 at the church.

Mrs. Johnson was born on July 25, 1919 in Callands, VA, daughter of the late Samuel Gilmore Adkins and Mary Wells Adkins of Roanoke.  She retired from the Federal Emergency Management Agency in Washington, DC after having served sixteen years the Defense Department at Fort Belvoir.  She was a member of Woodstock United Methodist Church since 1983, Edinburg FCE Club, ToVA Quilt Guild and Dorcas Circle Quilters.  She was preceded in death by her husbands, Charles Hickman and Mason R. Johnson.

She is survived by her daughter, Robin C. Hickman of Alexandria, VA; son, Gary T. Hickman of Philomath, OR; stepson, James R. Johnson and wife Coralee of Little Silver, NJ; two granddaughters and one grandson.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Woodstock United Methodist Church, 156 S. Muhlenberg St, Woodstock, VA 22664; Shenandoah County Library, 514 Stoney Creek Blvd, Edinburg, VA 22824 or Volunteer Farm, 277 Crider Lane, Woodstock, VA 22664.

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3 Condolences to Chester (Ches) Hickman Johnson

  1. Doug Sawyer says:

    Truly sorry to hear about your Grandmother. My condolences to both you and your family.

  2. V irginia Rhinehart says:

    I knew her when her and Mr. Mason lived In Edinburg,on a couple of occassion when we would go to W.Va we would run Into them.They were very nice people and very active.Our Prayers are with you all.

  3. Pam & Chip Kennedy says:

    How do you put into words how much knowing Ches has ment to us? She brought so much joy just being in her company. What an inspiration she was! Ches had such a zest for life! We were so fortunate to have her as our bowling captain and dearest friend. Ches will truly be missed! Our condolences go our to her children, family, friends and all touched by Ches.
    All of us were blessed to have Ches in our lives! In Heaven Ches enjoy teaching the angels to quilt and bowl.