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Anna Marie Johnson

Published: Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012 5:31 p.m. CST

SENECA — Mrs. Anna Marie Johnson, 100, of Seneca, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012, at Walnut Grove Nursing Home in Morris.

Born Feb. 4, 1912, in Brookfield Township, Anna was the daughter of James and Margaret (Cordial) Carey. She graduated from St. Patrick’s Seneca Grade School and Seneca High School. She also attended St. Francis College in Joliet.

Anna married C. Donald Johnson on Dec. 26, 1938, at St. Patrick’s Church in Seneca. He died Jan. 2, 2007. She lived her entire life in Seneca.

She taught several years in the Seneca area country schools. She also taught first grade at Oak Street Grade School for 30 years, before retiring in 1976.

She was a lifelong member of St. Patrick’s Church and also a member of the Delta Theta Tau Sorority.

Survivors include son, James (Jean) Johnson of Naperville, Ill.; four grandchildren, David of Naperville, Ill., Renee (Tony) Carrico of Hinesburg, Vt., Justin Kischefsky of Annapolis, Md., and Kathleen May of Slinger, Wis.; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, C. Donald Johnson, and daughter, Marianne Kischefsky.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, at St. Patrick’s Church in Seneca. Rev. Ray Guthrie will officiate.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, at Osborne-Nelson Funeral Home in Seneca, with prayers at 5 p.m.

Burial will be at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Seneca.

Memorials may be directed to St. Patrick’s Church or Seneca Ambulance Service.

The online guestbook may be viewed and remembrances shared at

Osborne-Nelson Funeral Home, 135 Lincoln St., Seneca, Ill., 61360, is in charge of arrangements. For more information, call (815) 357-6172 or visit the website

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