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Oma Lee Johnson
Oma Lee Johnson
Oma Lee Johnson, 85, of Macomb, formerly of Blandinsville, died
peacefully Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2009 surrounded by loved ones at OSF St. Francis Hospital, Peoria.
She was born May 3, 1924, in Hollis, Okla.,, to John and Odie (Nelson)
Whorton. She attended Gould High School and graduated from the Oklahoma
City School of Business. She was working at an Army recruiting office when she
met her future husband.
She married Dean F. Johnson, Sept. 3, 1946 in Oklahoma City, Okla. They then
moved to Illinois, living in Champaign, Macomb, Peoria, and
Blandinsville. She moved back to Macomb in 2003.
She was employed in Champaign as the secretary to the Dean of Agriculture at
the University of Illinois. She worked at Hemp and Company in Macomb and
later, worked many years in Peoria at Ag Research Inc. They then moved to Blandinsville in 1967, where they farmed for many years.
She was a member of the Blandinsville Christian Church and a current member
of the First Christian Church of Macomb. She was a member of the McDonough
County Home Extension and a volunteer at McDonough District Hospital. She
was also a volunteer election judge in Blandinsville.
She was a talented seamstress and enjoyed creating many beautiful quilts and
crocheted blankets. She enjoyed sharing her creations with friends and family
as gifts from her heart. Her chocolate chip cookies were one of a kind and
enjoyed by many people in the community.
Oma and Dean had four children. She is survived by three children; Carla
(Steve Teslicka) Bainter of Macomb, Jim (Kelly) Johnson of Charlotte, N.C.,
and Donna (Dale) Mulvey of East Galesburg; eight grandchildren; Christa (Beau)
Ingledue of Macomb, Lacey (Seth) Roderick of Stafford, Va., Chelsea
(Nate Miller) and Dustin Bainter of Macomb, Jerad and Mikayla McKeown of
East Galesburg, and Kiersten and Kaitlyn Johnson of
Charlotte, N.C.; two great grandsons; Carter Ingledue of Macomb and
Quinn Roderick of Stafford, Va. and one sister, Doris Murl Whorton Morrow of
She was preceded in death by her husband Dean Johnson, daughter Carol
Allaman Alexander, her parents, one sister, and two brothers.
A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at 10:30 a.m.
Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009 at Clugston Tibbitts Funeral Home,
Visitation will be held from 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25, 2009
at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the YMCA of McDonough
County or the Blandinsville Fire and Rescue.
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