|Birth: ||Feb. 20, 1938|
New York, USA
|Death: ||May 2, 2009|
GALESBURG - Barbara Johnson, 71, Woodridge Living Center, formerly of 783 Franklin Ave., Galesburg, died at 6:15 a.m. Saturday, May 2, 2009, at Rosewood Care Center.
Barbara was born Feb. 20, 1938, in Glen Head, N.Y., the daughter of Stanley and Helen Opalaski Puckowski. She married Warren Johnson on Feb. 21, 1960, in Port Washington, N.Y. Surviving Barbara are her husband, Warren of Galesburg; one son, Warren "Buck" (and Judy) Johnson of Decatur; one daughter, Christine Johnson of Minneapolis, Minn.; and one sister, Patricia Pupa of Tiffin, Ohio. Also surviving are a stepgrandson, Jason Wells, and a stepgreat-grandson, Jadon Wells, both of Springfield.
Barbara graduated from Mary Immaculate School of Nursing, Jamaica, N.Y. She first worked as an RN at Bellevue Hospital in New York, then at a hospital in Kalamazoo, Mich., before moving to Galesburg. She was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, the Ladies of Mary and had taught CCD for several years. She was a classical pianist.
Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 10, 2009, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, with the Rev. Ernest Pizzamiglio officiating. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Watson Funeral Home, with the rosary prayed at 8 p.m. Burial will follow in Camp Butler National Cemetery, Springfield. Memorials may be made to the National MS Society. Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.watsonfh.net.
Published in The Register-Mail on 5/4/2009
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