Ruth Johnson


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Posted Online: March 17, 2014, 8:49 pm
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Ruth M. Johnson, 91, of Rock Island, passed away Tuesday March 11, 2014, at Lifepath Hospice House, Sun City, Fla.
Celebration of life services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Progressive Baptist Church, 1302 E. 12th St., Davenport. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to service time at the church. Burial will follow at Rock Island National Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Progressive Baptist Church.
Ruth was born on Dec. 28, 1922, in Brinkley, Ark., the daughter of Luscious and Daisy Moss. She married Alfred Johnson on April 1, 1946, in Brinkley.
Mrs. Johnson was a beautician for more than 40 years. She was a charter member of Progressive Baptist Church, where she served as an usher and trustee. Ruth was also a member of the Ada Chapter 10, Order of the Eastern Star.
She was a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Survivors include her daughters, Betty Salton and Doris Jones, both of Tampa, Fla.; sons, Kenneth Johnson, Seal Beach, Calif., Samuel Johnson, Maywwod, Ill.; adopted son, the Rev. Donald William Johnson, Rock Island; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred Johnson; children, Charles Johnson and Joe Newborn; grandson, Kevin Salton; and by her seven siblings.
Online condolences may be left for the family at wheelanpressly.com.












 



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1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rock Island Citizens Improvement Association held a special meeting to consider the proposition of consolidating Rock Island and Moline.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The home of A. Freeman, 806 3rd Ave., was entered by a burglar while a circus parade was in progress and about $100 worth of jewelry and $5 in cash were taken.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The million dollar dredge, Rock Island, of the Rock Island district of United States engineers will be in this area this week to deepen the channel at the site of the new Rock Island-Davenport bridge.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Argus "walked" to a 13-0 victory over American Container Corporation last night to clinch the championship of Rock Island's A Softball League at Northwest Douglas Park.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Immediate Care Center emergency medical office at South Park Mall is moving back to United Medical Center on Sept. 1. After nearly six years in operation at the mall, Care Center employees are upset by UMC's decision. The center is used by 700 to 800 people each month.








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