|Birth: ||Oct. 16, 1902|
|Death: ||Mar. 5, 1997|
Thursday March 6, 1997 The Dispatch and Rock Island Argus
Merle Johnson, 94, formerly of Alpha, died Wednesday, March 5, 1997 at Heartland Health Care, Galesburg.
Services are 11 A.M. Saturday at Peterson-Wallin-Knox Funeral Home, Alpha. Burial is in Alpha Cemetery. Visitation is 10 A.M. to service time. Memorials may be made to Tri-Co Ambulance or Alpha Baptist Church.
Merle McDowell was born Oct 16, 1902, in Hamlet, IL to Don and Susan Beard McDowell. She married Telford Johnson Feb. 26, 1925 in Galesburg. He died July 12, 1969.
She attended Illinois State University, Normal, and taught school for three years in Pleasant Valley Rural School, Woodhull.
She was a member of Alpha Baptist Church and a former member of Henry County Home Extension.
Survivors include a sister, Catherine Tiesman, Tucson, Ariz.; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded by a sister and four brothers.
George Donley McDowell (1873 - 1936)
Susan Caroline Beard McDowell (1880 - 1959)
Telford E Johnson (1897 - 1969)
Vivian Merle McDowell Johnson (1902 - 1997)
Hazel M McDowell Broline (1904 - 1958)*
Russell Harry McDowell (1906 - 1992)*
Wayne Donovan McDowell (1907 - 1987)*
Catherine Mohler McDowell Tiesman (1909 - 2011)*
Herbert I McDowell (1914 - 1977)*
Quintin Robert McDowell (1919 - 1994)*
Created by: Judi Paustian McDowell
Record added: Jun 14, 2007
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