by Jane Zimmerman, Treemont Resident
With a pretty-eyed smile and an open-heart, resident Barbara ‘Penny’ Johnson - so nick-named by her husband Kenneth - greets her new neighbors at Treemont. Penny's advice to all: meet new people, remember their names, and really get to know them. It’s the motto she has lived by all her life, and it’s served her well!
Penny was born Barbara Pennnington in Wauneta, Nebraska and grew up in a farming community. She signed up for a Methodist Youth conference in Cleveland, Ohio in the winter of her senior year in High School 1979. There were 10,000 young people attending, and it was there that she met Kenneth Johnson, her husband-to-be. After that, Penny went to college and Kenneth was teaching. In Penny's sophomore year, she and Kenneth were married at the end of May. Penny finished college and taught 4th grade for 3 years.Read More