MARGARET C. JOHNSON, 85 OREGON - Margaret C. Johnson, 85, longtime Oregon resident, died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, at Serenity Hospice Home. Born Nov. 1, 1927, in Kansas City, Mo., daughter of Michael Joseph and Dorothy (O'Hare) Shelley. She was a 1946 graduate of Oregon (Ill.) Senior High School. Married Henry A. Johnson on July 14, 1948, in Oregon; he died July 28, 1995. Margaret worked 30 years for the University of Illinois Ogle County Extension Office, retiring in 1999. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church and enjoyed traveling, reading, writing short stories and spending time with family and friends. Survived by son, Kevin (Judy) Johnson of Mount Morris; daughter, Kathleen (Dan) Blasko of Minnesota City, Minn.; grandchildren, Jason (Bridget) Johnson, Christopher (Carrie) Johnson, David (Gail) Johnson, Erin Johnson, Sarah (Adam) Gilbertson and Melanie (Mitch) Hoffman; great-grandchildren, Caleb, Nolan, Megan, Sawyer, Rally, Henry and Leah. Also predeceased by parents. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 7, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, with Pastor Gary Blobaum officiating. Burial in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Dixon. Visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, at Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home. Memorials may be made in Margaret's name to Serenity Hospice and Home. For more information, visit farrellhollandgale.com.
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Published in Rockford Register Star from Dec. 4 to Dec. 5, 2012