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Mary Lucille "Lu" Johnson


1923 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
Mary Lucille "Lu" Johnson Obituary
Mary Lucille "Lu" Johnson
PEORIA - Mary Lucille "Lu" Johnson, age 94, of Santa Rosa, CA., formerly of Chanute, passed away on Thursday, September 6, 2018 in Peoria, IL.
She was born September 13, 1923 in rural Chanute, KS, daughter of the late Jack and Pearl Strange Scribner, who later years operated the Scribner Grocery and Lunch on West Main St. near Royster Junior High School. Her only sibling, Eileen Scribner Mee, preceded her in death.
After graduating from Chanute Senior High School, she started her secretarial career at Beech Aircraft Corp., during WWII in Wichita, KS. Later, moving to Illinois, she was employed at Hines Veterans Hospital, near Chicago, until her marriage to Richard H. Johnson and moved to Peoria, IL.
After 17 years as a stay-at-home mom, she went back to work, at the Zeller Mental Health Center, in Peoria and was there for 18 years until her retirement in 1985. She then moved to Santa Rosa, CA.
She is survived by her 4 children, 6 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren.
Cremation Rites have been accorded.
Friends and family may sign the online guestbook or send private condolences to www.wrightandsalmon.com
Published in Peoria Journal Star from Sept. 7 to Sept. 9, 2018
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