Sara L. ‘Cookie’ Johns

Sara L. “Cookie” Johns, 91, formerly of Brannon Lane, Lewistown, passed away at 10:59 a.m. on Monday, May 14, 2018, at William Penn Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Born Nov. 27, 1926, in Savannah, Ga., she was the daughter of the late Forbush F. and Claribel (Knight) Bullard. She was also preceded in death by: her loving husbands, Robert L. Cook and William Johns; a daughter, Roberta Saxton; and Thomas Edwards, her companion whom she shared a very special bond with for 20 years until his passing.

Sara will be remembered and missed by her children, Bonnie Cook O’Neal and Billie Johns Snook, and husband, Michael, all of Lewistown; grandchildren, Lee Bigelow, Laurel Zimmerman, David Bigelow, Daniel Bigelow and Angel Garcia; and 13 great-grandchildren.

She was a long-time member of the St. Mark’s Episcopal Church.

Sara was a waitress at the Elk’s Club in the 50s and 60s, later at the Lewistown Country Club and Green Gables, and she was also a cashier at the AMP Store and Thrift Drug. She also owned the Hof-Brau in Lewistown in the late 1950s.

A memorial service in loving memory of Sara will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 21, 2018, at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 21 S. Main Street, Lewistown, with Father John Harwood officiating. Cookie’s family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. Interment will be private.

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