Alice M. JOHNSTON

Alice M. Johnston

PEKIN, IL - Alice M. Johnston, 83, died at 11:10 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013, at Hallmark House Nursing Center.

She was born Nov. 4, 1930, in Belleville, Ill., to Fred W. and Hennreitta Ellis Corell. Alice married John W. Johnston on Sept. 21, 1951, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 4, 2007.

Also preceding her in death are her parents and one niece.

Surviving are one daughter, Cheryl (Paul) Sailer of Pekin, Ill.; one son, Jeffery Johnston of Las Vegas, Nev.; four grandchildren: Paul (Shannon) Sailer, and Nicholas, Michael and Zachary Johnston; one great-grandson, Paul Timm Sailer; one sister Adrienne Johnston of Belleville, Ill., and her extended family of nieces and nephews.

Alice belonged to the American Legion Auxiliary Post #32 and the Order of Eastern Star. She was a resident of Springfield since 1982 and of Pekin for the past five years. After 12 years of clerical service, Alice retired from the State of Illinois Lieutenant Governor's Office and Secretary of State Jessie White.

Visitation: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, at Staab Funeral Home.

Funeral Service: 1 p.m., Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, at Staab Funeral Home, Rev. Vaughn Beeman officiating. Burial will follow at Camp Butler National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Legion Post #32.

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Published in The State Journal-Register on Dec. 28, 2013