Tuesday, September 10, 2002


Tumor didn't slow Fort Mitchell woman

By Nicole Hamilton nhamilton@enquirer.com
The Cincinnati Enquirer

        A few months after being diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumor, Amber Johnson traveled to Lourdes, France.

        “There she found healing - spiritual, emotional, and, for a time, physical,” said her aunt, Nancy Tretter.

        Ms. Johnson died Saturday at her Fort Mitchell home.She was 27.

        The cancer diagnosis in January 2000 didn't seem to slow her down.

        Even during chemotherapy and radiation treatments, Ms. Johnson volunteered on parade committees for the Florence Y'All Celebration and the Burlington Hometown Christmas.

        Ms. Johnson is survived by her parents, Diane and Jack Johnson of Fort Mitchell; two brothers, Shane of Union and Lance of Fort Mitchell; a sister, Cortney Johnson of Fort Mitchell; her maternal grandmother, Jane Tretter of Lakeside Park; and paternal grandmother, Florence Johnson of Taylor Mill.

        Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 6 p.m. today at Blessed Sacrament Church, Fort Mitchell.

        Memorials: St. Elizabeth Cancer Care Center, 1 Medical Village Dr., Edgewood, 41017.


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