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Frances McCargo Johnson drove an MTA bus based at the Bush Street Division in Southwest Baltimore. She retired in 2000.
Frances McCargo Johnson drove an MTA bus based at the Bush Street Division in Southwest Baltimore. She retired in 2000.

Frances McCargo Johnson, a retired Maryland Transit Administration bus driver, died Jan. 27 at Sinai Hospital. She was 78.

Her brother, Floyd McCargo, said she died of a lengthy illness he described as natural causes.

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Born in Baltimore, she attended Baltimore City Schools.

In 1976 she joined what was then called the Mass Transit Administration and drove a bus based at the Bush Street Division in Southwest Baltimore. She retired in 2000.

Ms. Johnson annually prepared a Christmas meal at the bus division.

In 1984 she joined the Augsburg Evangelical Lutheran Church and became the director of groceries at a food pantry.

“She was a loving and caring person, and everyone loved her,” said her brother, Floyd.

Ms. Johnson briefly served on the Augsburg altar guild. She also sang in the choir.

She was a member and volunteer at Augsburg’s Eating Together Program.

Ms. Johnson collected miniature lighthouses, and enjoyed cooking and playing card games. She was also a shopper.

Her husband, Harry Johnson, died in 1998.

Her brothers said she was survived by other family members, including a sister and two other brothers, but requested privacy regarding their names.

Services were held Monday at March West Funeral Home.

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