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ANTIOCH - Williamina "Ina" Johnson, 80 years old, passed away peacefully Sunday November 4, 2018. She was born June 23, 1938 in Rothesay, Scotland. On October 18, 1961 Ina immigrated to New York City, becoming a naturalized citizen on June 5, 1968. Ina had lived in Saratoga, NY, Charleston, SC, Saxton, PA, and Morris, IL before settling in Antioch, IL in 1972. Before her retirement in 2004, Ina began her working career as a nanny, later a buyer at Bloomingdale's, NY, sales person at Mr. Johns (where she fitted Jacqueline Kennedy's hat), Hahn Jewelers, the Globe, Antioch Chamber of Commerce, and cared for children at Jazzercize, Antioch. Ina had a love for hand bags, hats, and jewelry, she also enjoyed: reading, traveling, knitting, sewing, walking, and especially being with her grandchildren. On May 27, 1964 she married John A. Johnson in Saratoga, NY. Survivors include her husband of 54 years John; a daughter Shena (Rob) Pecha of Bristol, WI; two loving grandchildren: Blake and Jonathan Pecha; a sister Mary (Tom) O'Neill of Plains, Scotland; a sister-in-law Jo Ann Johnson of Centerline, MI; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Services and interment will be private. Arrangements were entrusted to the Strang Funeral Home of Antioch. In lieu of flowers, donations to the 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601 or https://www.alz.org/ are appreciated in Ina's memory. Please sign the online guest book for Ina at www.strangfh.com.
Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on Nov. 10, 2018
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