Mary Jane Johnson

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PEORIA - Mary Jane Johnson, 91, of Peoria passed away at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at Lutheran Hillside Village.

Mary Jane was born July 27, 1922, in Minersville, Pa., to Andrew and Mary (Kolessar) Gerchak. She married Robert E. Johnson on July 19, 1952, at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City. He survives.

She is also survived by three sons, Robert "Peter" Johnson of Cyprus, Texas, Michael (Anne) Johnson of Munster, Ind., and Thomas (Maureen) Johnson of The Woodlands, Texas; four grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister.

Mary Jane graduated from Philadelphia General Hospital School of Nursing and worked at New York Cornell Hospital.

She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.

Funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 12, 2014, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Father James Pallardy will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the Mass at the church. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery.

Wright & Salmon Mortuary is handling the arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the Monsignor Livingston Scholarship.

Tributes and condolences may be submitted to

Funeral Home
Wright & Salmon Mortuary - Peoria
2416 N. North Street Peoria, IL 61604
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Published in Peoria Journal Star on Apr. 11, 2014
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