Family of the Year

Family legacies run deep at Monmouth. 

Mary Ann Thome Johnson Family

2022 Award Recipient - The Mary Ann Thome Johnson Family 

To put it simply, the Mary Ann Thome Johnson Family has Monmouth College in their DNA. Mary Ann ’45, who passed less than a year ago at 97, followed her father, the Rev. James Thome and her aunt, Mary Thome Love, to Monmouth. Mary Ann and her aunt both spent their professional careers as teachers. An eager student, Mary Ann took advantage of every opportunity for additional education, receiving a master’s degree in English from Bryn Mawr College.

Mary Ann met her husband, Roger, at Monmouth, and the couple had two children, Hall of Achievement inductee Major General Stephen Johnson and Emily Johnson, who graduated from Monmouth in 1972 and 1976, respectively. Both of their children married Monmouth students. Steve married classmate Lucy Hyde, and Emily’s husband is 1974 graduate and former Board of Trustees member Grant Minor. Their daughter, Katie Minor, is a 2004 Monmouth grad.


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