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Marilyn Beverly Johnson

November 13, 1924 — November 20, 2016

Marilyn Beverly Johnson, 92, passed away Sunday, November 20, 2016 at her residence in Spokane, Washington. Born and raised in Oneida, Illinois, she resided for over 50 years in Wheaton, Illinois, moving to Spokane 2 years ago. Marilyn was born on November 13, 1924 in Oneida, Illinois, the daughter of Delbert Earl and Alice Verna (McKie) Johnson. She graduated from Oneida High School in 1942 and from Brown’s Business College in 1943. She married Philip Gale Johnson on June 18, 1946 in Oneida, Illinois. He preceded her in death in 1990. She is survived by her 2 children, Dianne and husband Bill Molsberry, of Spokane, Washington, Ron Kimberly and wife Carol Johnson, of Austin, Texas, 4 grandchildren, Brent Molsberry of Bellingham, Washington, Amy and husband Edward Arriola of Park City, Utah, Peter Johnson of Austin, Texas, Thomas Johnson of Austin, Texas, 1 great-grandson, John Arriola of Park City, Utah, 1 sister, Evelyn Roberts of Normal, Illinois, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Philip Gale Johnson, sister, Helen Ferne Johnson, brother, Rex Johnson, and parents Delbert and Alice Johnson. Affectionately known as “Gong Gong” and “Auntie M” to her family and friends, Marilyn was a Deacon and Stephens Minister at the First Presbyterian Church in Wheaton, Illinois, as well as a member of PEO. She enjoyed traveling around the country and the world, enjoying special experiences like parasailing and riding in a hot air balloon. Her motto was, “I’ll never do it any younger!” Visitation will be held on Saturday, December 10, 2016 from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. at the Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Home in Oneida, Illinois. The funeral service will directly follow at 1:00 P.M. Rev. Carol Johnson will be officiating the services. Interment will be at the Oneida Cemetery. A memorial service will also be held in Spokane, Washington at Touchmark Retirement Center on Friday, December 16 at 11:00 AM. Memorial contributions may be left to either the First Presbyterian Church, 715 North Carlton Street, Wheaton, Illinois 60187 (, Hospice of Spokane, 121 South Arthur Street, Spokane, Washington 99202 (, or the Providence Healthcare Foundation of eastern Washington (specify Cardiology) 101 West 8th Avenue, Spokane, Washington 99204 ( Online condolences can be made at To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Marilyn Beverly Johnson please visit our Sympathy Store.
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