Irene M. Johnson, age 104, of Galva, Illinois formerly of Oneida, Illinois died at 4:26 A.M. on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at Courtyards Estates in Galva, Illinois. She was born August 3, 1913 inWataga, Illinois the daughter of Austin and Minnie A. Brown Gunther. She was raised in the Knoxville area and grauduated from Knoxville High School in 1931. She married Lester T. Johnson on September 29, 1934 in Burnside, Illinois. He preceded her in death on September 22, 1992. Surviving is one son: William A. Johnson of Yuma, Arizona; three daughters: Carol (Arlen) Booth of Pekin, Illinois, Lois (Jackie) Cooper of Joaquin, Texas, and Doris “Butch” Hanson of Galva, Illinois; 10 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband and one brother, Lowell. She was a farm wife, helping her husband on the farm and raising her family. She helped with auctions, last working for Folger Auction Service. She was active in bowling leagues in Galesburg and Galva, and assisted in the operations at the Galva Bowling Lanes. She enjoyed sewing and doing crafts. Visitation will be held from 7:00 to 8:30 P.M. on Friday, September 15, 2017 at the Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Homes & Crematory in Oneida, Illinois. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at the Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Homes & Crematory in Oneida, Illinois, with Rev. Roger Carlson Officiating. Interment will be in the Oneida Cemetery in Oneida, Illinois. Memorial contributions may be made to the Rylander-Milroy American Legion Post 727 of Oneida, Illinois or the Charity of the Donor’s Choice.
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