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Patricia Johnson

December 18, 2018

Patricia Ann “Pat” Johnson, 82, of Cullom, passed away at 1:24 p.m. Saturday (Dec. 15, 2018) at Luther Oaks in Bloomington.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Cullom. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, at the church, with Pastor Mauricio Vieira officiating. Interment will follow in Mona Township Cemetery, rural Kempton. Memorial contributions in her name may be made to Cullom Beckman Memorial Library. Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Cullom is handling the arrangements.

Pat was born Sept. 16, 1936, in Onarga, the daughter of Lowell “Wayne” and Ruth Vandaline (Austin) Skates. She married Donald Lee Johnson on Aug. 1, 1959, and he preceded her in death April 23, 2012.

Surviving are two sons, Karl Leon (Gina Ehler) Johnson, of Columbus, Ohio, and Michael Leon (Cindi) Johnson, of Normal; two granddaughters, Emily Johnson and Kayla Johnson; one grandson, Patrick Alexander Ehler; two brothers, Dennis (Kay) Skates, of Watseka, and Richard (Judy) Skates, of Rock Falls. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.

Pat graduated from Onarga High School and Illinois State University. She taught school in various country schools and spent many years at Tri-Point schools, with many of those years as a librarian. Pat was a proud mother and grandmother, and she was a treasured friend to many. Pat enjoyed quilting for church and family, loved to read and do crossword puzzles and enjoyed traveling with family and friends.

The world was a better place for her being in it. She will be dearly missed my many.

Please sign her online guestbook at www.calvertmemorial.com.

(Pd)

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