Margaret Jane Johnson

Thursday, May 18, 2023

Margaret Jane Johnson, 79, of Paragould, formerly of Cardwell, the widow of Tonie Johnson, passed from this life Tuesday, May 16, 2023, at the Manila Nursing Center. Born in Coshocton, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Whitey and Lois Alexander Volk. Raised in Cambridge, Ohio, she was a 1961 graduate. Margaret was a homemaker, a certified nursing assistant and had worked at Emerson Electric Company, formerly of Kennett. She enjoyed “going to the boat”. She is preceded in death by her parents and husband.

Survivors include one son, Bruce Archer; two daughters, Debbie Archer and Bridget Jantti, of Paragould; two brothers, Jim Howell of Pekin, Ill., and Harry Howell. Margaret also leaves five grandchildren and several great grandchildren.

Arrangements are under the direction of Howard Funeral Service of Leachville. A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date. Friends may sign the online guest register at