Judith A. Johnson
11/25/1944 - 5/17/2017
NORTH PEKIN ~ Judith Ann Johnson, 72, of North Pekin, passed away at 3:33 p.m. Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at UnityPoint Health-Methodist in Peoria.
Born November 25, 1944 in Peoria to Fred and Anna (Osborn) Miller, she married Michael Johnson on August 26, 1962 in Pekin. He survives.
Also surviving are one daughter, Julie (Bryan) Ahten of North Pekin; one son, Andy (Tonya) Johnson of Mapleton; five grandchildren, Jake Ahten, Sara (Billy) Tindall, Madison Johnson, Mackenzie Johnson and Mallory Johnson; four great-grandchildren, Kelela Peters, Olivia Tindall, Ella Tindall, and Taylynn Johnson; two sisters, Jean (Joe) Burns of Branson, Missouri and Carole (Tom) Pugh of Spring Bay; one brother, Fred (Sue) Miller of Dunlap; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one granddaughter, Ashton Johnson.
Judith had worked in the principal’s office for Pekin Community High School District #303, retiring in 1997. She later worked as the Clerk for the Village of North Pekin for 12 years and was currently serving as a trustee on the board.
She enjoyed fishing in northern Minnesota, gardening, crocheting and OMG!!! canning. Her greatest joy was her family.
Her funeral will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin. Pastor Tony Darr will officiate. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. prior to the service Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery in Pekin.
Memorial contributions may be given to the St. Jude Midwest Affiliate, 530 Northeast Glen Oak Dr. Peoria, IL 61637 or to the Lupus Foundation of Central Illinois at P.O. Box 791, Pekin, IL 61555.
To express condolences online, visit www.preston-hanley.com
- Jody Vandellen - Niece
- Larry and Sandy Milsteadt -
- Charlotte Jibben - friend
- Mary Martin - Friend of the family
- dick BAILEY - pchs
- Jim Burdette -
- Kelly Habel -
- Linda Lee - Friend
- Steph Schimmelpfennig - friend of the family
- Shirley and Bryan Marshall - neighbors
- Sandra Freeman-Vice - PCHS
- Tracy Harrison - niece
- Phil Durham -
- Cindy Briggs - Friend
- Steven Cummings - Friend of family members
- Terri Poulin -
- Shelly McDuff - Neighbor
- Roger ans Saundra Laurent - Friend
- Gina Simmons - Friend
- Mike & Sandi Burns -
- Jim and Patty Hall - friend
- Kathryn and Katlyn Henricks - Friend
- Barbara Heindselman - Mike's classmate
- Scott Hedge - Friend
- Mike Jan Buzick - friends
- Aaron & Shannon Rogers & kids - Family Friend
- Nancy & Greg Borum - Friends
- Shirley Garrison - Friend
- Bobbi Prather - High School Friend
- Allen Gale - friend
- COL (R) Joseph H. Just USA - neighbor/childhood friend
- Becky Stevenson -
- Sharon Robinson - Family friend
- Jeff Tibbetts - Cousin
- Gregory Miller - Friend
- Ray Garber - School friend
- Karen Just Merritt - neighbor
- Jackie & Kim Creech - Friend
- Randy Cummings - Friend
- Deanna Hurt - PCHS
- Virginia Leabo - Aunt