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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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