Mary Worden


Northville – Mary Worden of South First Street, Northville, died suddenly at home Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, to be joined with her Savior and reunited with her husband, but leaving behind her beloved family and community. She was 71 years old.
Mimi, as she was known, was born Dec. 2, 1950, in Gloversville, to Warren G. and Ruth M. Johnson and spent her life in her Northville. She met the love of her life, Lorren G. Worden, when he visited the area while a college student, and they were married on Jan. 1, 1971.
In a home they built together on Ridge Road, they raised four children: Amy Winnie of Whitney Point, Kathryn Williams-Yaddaw of Johnstown, Thomas (Rene) of Virginia Beach, Va., and Julie (William) of Lancaster, Pa.
She graduated from Northville Central School in 1969, but her commitment to school and the community was lifelong. She worked as a school cafeteria aide and could frequently be found on the sidelines, faithfully cheering for the Falcons. She savored her daily walks to the post office and Main Street shops. She was a faithful member and longtime vacation Bible school volunteer at The Baptist Church of Northville. She was an avid bird watcher and expert crocheter, even selling her blankets and other creations in her own downtown store for several years.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Lorren, and their son, Thomas.
In addition to her daughters, she is survived by seven grandchildren: Hailee Hansen (Arne) of Virginia Beach, Va., Isaiah Williams of Johnstown, Erika Pitcher of Fredonia, and Kathryn, Esther, Emma and Jonathan Worden of Virginia Beach, Va. She also is survived by her brothers, Gary Johnson of Northville and David Johnson (Christina) of Vernon, and her sisters, Barbara Baker of Springfield, Va., and Ann Johnson of Northville.
Family and friends are invited to call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022, at The Baptist Church of Northville, 111 N. First St. A funeral service will immediately follow, led by the Rev. Richard Klueg, the Rev. Andrew Larson and her brother, the Rev. David Johnson. Burial will follow in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Northville.
Memorial contributions can be made to Gideons International,, which seeks to place Bibles in the hands of the unsaved. Lorren and Mimi served in the Gideons and its auxiliary for decades.
Arrangements are by the Northville Funeral Service. Condolences may be made to the family online at

By LH Staff

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