Mildred Johnson


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Posted Online: April 19, 2014, 9:06 pm
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Mildred A. Johnson, 97, of Aledo, passed away Friday, April 18, 2014, at Genesis Senior Living in Aledo.
Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Monday, April 21, at Greenmound Cemetery in Keithsburg. Visitation will be 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Monday at Bewley Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Aledo. Memorials may be left to the Activities Department at Genesis Senior Living in Aledo. Online condolences may be left for the family at bewleyfuneralhome.com.
Mildred was born July 15, 1916, in Keithsburg, the daughter of Clinton Thomas and Vena Alice Hays Cameron. She married Carl Elmer Johnson on Oct. 19, 1933, in Aledo.
She worked in food service for many years as a server at the Tucson (Arizona) Cafeteria and later a waitress for several Mercer County restaurants. She retired in 1981.
She was a 50 Year member of the Matherville Fraternal Order of the Eagles Auxillary.
Those left to honor her memory include nieces, Eva (Jim) Kellett, Sandy (Jim) Dunbar, Nancy (Darrell) Thompson and Vickie (Mike) Aarons; nephew, Junior (Linda) Cameron; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Carl in 1984; son, Roger E. Johnson; daughter, Janet A. Buck; sister, Ruby Ortery; and brothers, Clifford and Richard Cameron.












 



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