Betty L. Johnson – Graveside Services 11/9/23

Betty L. Johnson, 87 of Aledo, Illinois, died Friday, November 3, 2023, at Mercer Manor, Aledo. Graveside services are 2 p.m., Thursday, November 9, at Aledo Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association. Dennison Funeral Home, Aledo, is assisting the family.

Betty Lou was born March 24, 1936, in Aledo, the daughter of Everett and Lura Rausch Thompson. She graduated from Aledo High School. On June 4, 1953, she married Lloyd Ellis Johnson in Aledo. They were married for 67 years until he passed on May 26, 2021. Betty retired from Contel Telephone. She started working there as a secretary and later was promoted to work in telephone/equipment repair. In her free time she enjoyed crocheting, reading books, painting, traveling, and taking rides on country roads. Her greatest joy was time spent with family.

Those left to cherish her memory are her children: Steve (Stephanie) Johnson and Carla Peterson-Center; grandchildren: Nikki, Jessie, Brian, and Jennifer; three great grandchildren; and sister: Carole Hildebrant.

She was preceded in death by her father: Everett Thompson; mother: Lura Holton; husband: Lloyd; grandson: Nathan; and brother: Everett.

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