James O. and Carolyn Sue Johns die

Homemaker dies six days after her husband, who was a millwright

May 13, 2011|By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | Baltimore Sun reporter

James O. Johns, a retired millwright and former Glen Burnie resident, died May 3 of pneumonia at Triumph Hospital in Houston. He was 76.

His wife of 55 years, the former Carolyn Sue Fowler, a homemaker, died May 9, six days after her husband, from lung cancer at Legends Rehabilitation Center in Tomball, Texas. She was 72.

Mr. Johns was born in Covington, Va., and later moved with his family to Glen Burnie, where he graduated in 1952 from Glen Burnie High School.

He worked for 30 years as a millwright and was a member of Millwright Local 1548 until retiring in 1989. He then went to work as a superintendent for Whiting-Turner Construction Co. until retiring in 2003, when he and his wife moved to Spring, Texas, a suburb of Houston.

He was a member for 40 years of Glen Burnie Masonic Lodge 213 and a member of Glen Burnie Chapter 63 of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Mrs. Johns was born in Ameagle, W.Va., and later moved with her family to Baltimore. She was a 1956 graduate of Southern High School.

For two decades, she was an active member of Glen Burnie Chapter 3 of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was an avid reader.

At the couple's request, no services will be held, family members said.

Surviving are three sons, James O. Johns Jr. of Baltimore, and Justin O. Johns and Jeffrey O. Johns, both of Glen Burnie; a daughter, Cassandra S. Castle of Charles Town, W.Va.; a sister, Catherine Ashwell of Brooklyn; and four grandchildren.


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