OHIO – Marie E. Johnson, 93, of Ohio, died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, at her home, after an extended illness.
Marie was born May 6, 1924, in St. Louis, the daughter of Arnold and Mary (Mell) Kittle. She was a nurse’s aide for many years, having been employed with the Dixon State School, and H. Douglas Singer Mental Health & Developmental Disabilities Center in Rockford. Marie served her country during World War II in the Navy.
Survivors include one daughter, Linda Lowe of La Moille; three sons, George Edward Johnson of Rochelle, Michael Arnold Johnson of Rockford, and Casey William (Mary) Johnson of Ohio; two sisters, Karen Gardona of Rockford and Judy Dettman of Holman, Wisconsin; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Jenny Olson; two brothers, Roger and Earl; and four sisters, Sylvia, Virginia, Betty, and Jeannie.
Cremation rites have been accorded. There will be no services. Garland Funeral Home in Walnut handled arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to St. Margaret’s Hospice in Spring Valley.
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