Age 93, of Longwood Retirement Community of Oakmont, formerly of Wilkinsburg, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 17, 2020. Loving wife of the late Lee P. Johns, Sr. for over 50 years; mother of Phillip A. (Mybinh) Johns, the late Lee P. Johns, Jr., Amanda J. (Daniel M., Sr.) Thiessen, and Jennifer J. (Jack M.) Sheekey; grandmother of 7; great-grandmother of 4. Rena was born in Wilkinsburg, in 1927, to the late Harry John Mahr and Agnes Catherine Lynch Mahr. She grew up in Trafford with her sister Lois Mahr (deceased) and two brothers, Harry J. Mahr (deceased), and George G. Mahr. Rena graduated from Trafford High School in 1945. Thereafter, she attended Columbia Hospital Nursing School for three years and was a Cadet in the Nurse Corps of WWII. She married Lee P. Johns, Sr. on August 27, 1949. She was an active member of the Women’s Club of Wilkinsburg, PEO (Philanthropic Educational Organization), and South Avenue United Methodist Church (Wilkinsburg). After moving to Longwood at Oakmont Senior Living Facility, she became involved with Stephen’s Ministry and Longwood’s social committee, decorating committee, music and exercise programs, and was also a volunteer in the gift shop. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are entrusted to English Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., 378 Maryland Ave., Oakmont, PA, 15139. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Rena’s name to the American Heart Association through their website at www2.heart.org or Stephen’s Ministry at www.stephenministries.org
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