Ila Dean Johnson

Wood River | Sunday, October 18 2015

Ila Dean Johnson, 91, of Wood River passed away Sunday, October 18, 2015 at her home with her family by her side.  She was born Dec. 17, 1923 in Hamilton County, IL to Elmer and Alta (Todd) Hutchinson.  Dean married Warren Johnson January 15, 1946 in Morganfield, KY; he preceded her in death November 22, 2008.  Dean first worked in the shirt factory in McLeansboro, IL before moving to Wood River and going to work at Owen’s Illinois Glass until her retirement.  She enjoyed bowling and playing bingo.

She is survived by her brother Lloyd Hutchinson of Rosewood Heights; two sisters, Ruth Schmidt of Grayville, IL and Clara VanWinkle of McLeansboro and a grand nephew who she raised as her own, Jim Fuller of Wood River.  She was loved and will be missed by many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and a brother, Marion Hutchinson.

Visitation will be Wednesday, Oct. 21 at Paynic Home for Funerals from 11 a.m. until services begin at 1 p.m.

Burial will follow at Valhalla Memorial Gardens in Godfrey. 

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