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Rothard Earl Johns, 89, of Diamondville, passed away Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019.

Born March 29, 1930, in Green Township, he was a son of Earl Johns and Blanche (Laney) Johns.

He married Theda Mae (Sensabaugh) on Dec. 16, 1950; they were married for 68 years.

Rothard graduated from Green Township High School and went on to work at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, retiring in 1991. He enjoyed stock car racing and tractor pulls at the Cookport Fair, and he especially loved watching his grandchildren play sports.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children: Yvonne Johns, of Indiana, and Richard Johns, and his wife, Cindy, of Pine Flats; his grandchildren: Richard Johns (Jessica), Vandergrift; Brian Johns (Sarah), Douglas, Wyo.; and Carrie Gray (Trenton), of Gillette, Wyo. He will also be missed by his great-grandchildren: Abigail, Hannah and Rachel Johns, of Vandergrift; Emma, Addison and Caleb Johns, of Douglas; and Isabelle, Isaac and Oliver Gray, of Gillette; his siblings: Donald Johns (Helen), of Carrolltown and Lavada Sensabaugh, of Commodore; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Rothard was preceded in death by his sisters, Velma and Wilma.

Friends will be received Saturday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., with the funeral service to directly follow at the Rairigh-Bence Funeral Home, of Clymer. Pastor Kathy Mihoerck will officiate. Burial will take place in Greenwood Cemetery.

The family wishes to thank the staff of the former Rustic Manor Personal Care Home, Tammy and the staff of Sunnyhill Personal Care Home and Rothard’s team of caregivers from VNA Hospice for the excellent care they provided.

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