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M. Joan Johnston

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M. Joan Johnston

Cambridge - M. Joan Johnston, 88, of Cambridge, passed away on Monday, August 2, 2021, at Hillcrest Home, rural Geneseo. Cremation has been accorded and a memorial services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, August 7th, at the Cambridge Chapel of Stackhouse-Moore Funeral & Cremation Services. Rev. Jim Aniol will officiate. Burial of the cremated remains will be in Rosedale Cemetery, Cambridge. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or the American Heart Association.

Marjorie Joan Schieferdecker was born July 19, 1933 in Bowen, Illinois, the daughter of Loyd F. and Helen L. Lawless Schieferdecker. She was educated in Cambridge schools and graduated from Cambridge High School in 1951. Her marriage to Coles Johnston took place on January 27, 1952 in Cambridge. He passed away on December 8, 2020.

She was employed in the Henry County Treasurer's office and the Circuit Clerk's office both in Cambridge until retiring. Her hobby was flower gardening, and she loved animals. Joan enjoyed so much attending grandchildren's sports and school activities.

Those surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, Rick and Kim Johnston, Cambridge, a son-in-law, Donald Moody, Weeki Wachee, FL, four grandchildren and spouses, Aaron and Libby Johnston, Atlanta, GA, Brandon and Jessie Johnston, Coal Valley, Tim and Jacee Johnston, Normal, IL, Tracy and Terry DeMay, Annawan. Other survivors include seven great grandchildren, Logan and Ethan DeMay, Noah and Bowen Johnston, Landry and Campbell Johnston, and Lincoln Johnston. Her parents, her husband, a daughter, Coleen Moody, and five brothers preceded her in death.

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Posted online on August 04, 2021

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