Helen Johnson

Wednesday, August 7, 2002

REYNOLDSVILLE, Ill. -- Helen Irene Johnson, 88, of East Alton, Ill., died Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2002, at Alton Memorial Hospital.

She was born March 25, 1914, in Reynoldsville, daughter of John and Belle Myrtle Phillips Burris. She and Milton F. Johnson were married July 28, 1934, in Anna, Ill. He died Nov. 1, 1971.

Johnson retired as manager at Siebold's Bakery in East Alton. She attended First General Baptist Church in Rosewood Heights, Ill.

Survivors include a daughter, Catherine Hale of Brighton, Ill.; a son, Milton Johnson of Dorsey, Ill.; five grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, four sisters and a brother.

Friends may call at Marks Mortuary in Wood River, Ill., from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the mortuary, with the Rev. Dan Smith officiating. Burial will be in Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto, Ill.