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Lillian Mae Johnson


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Lillian Mae Johnson Obituary
Lillian Mae Johnson, 88, of Reading, passed away Wednesday (9-04-2013) at the Hillsdale Community Health Center. Born August 29, 1925 in Algansee Township, she was the daughter of Harold and Jesse (Harley) Marsh Sr. Lillian graduated from Reading High School in 1941. She worked on the family farm and had also been employed at the Murphy Store in downtown Hillsdale. Her favorite hobbies included playing cards, crocheting, watching Detroit Tiger baseball, and attending horse pulling events at the county fairs with her husband, Don.

Lillian and Donald were married June 27, 1942, and he preceded her in death in 2005.

Survivors include 1 daughter, Sue (Doug) Benjamin of Reading; 2 brothers, Richard (Ginny) Marsh of Cleveland OH; Marlin (Claudia) Marsh of Jonesville; sisters-in-law, Glenna Marsh and Karleen Marsh, both of Reading; 6 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren; and her special friend, Jim Deck. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by 4 brothers (Harold Jr. "Red"; John, Laverne and Dale Marsh); 1 son (Donald "Capper" Johnson); and 1 grandson (Danny Johnson).

Memorial services will be held Friday, 1:00 PM, at the Eagle Funeral Home-George White Chapel, Reading, with Reverend Alan Fenstermaker officiating. Interment in Maplewood Cemetery will be at a later date. Visitation is scheduled Friday from 11:00 AM until time of service. Memorials are suggested to Hospice of Hillsdale County or Cambria Baptist Church.

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Published in The Hillsdale Daily News on Sept. 4, 2013
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