Alice M. Johnston, 83, of Pekin, IL, died at 11:10 p.m., Wednesday, December 25, 2013 at Hallmark House Nursing Center. She was born on November 4, 1930 in Belleville, IL to Fred W. and Hennreitta Ellis Corell. Alice Married John W. Johnston on September 21, 1951 and he preceded her in death on October 4, 2007.
Also preceding her in death are her parents and one niece.
Surviving are one daughter, Cheryl (Paul) Sailer of Pekin,IL; one son Jeffery Johnston of Las Vegas, NV; four grandchildren, Paul (Shannon) Sailer, Nicholas, Michael, and Zachary Johnston; one great grandson, Paul Timm Sailer; one sister Adrienne Johnston of Belleville, IL and her extended family of nieces and nephews.
Alice belonged to the American Legion Auxiliary Post #32 and the Order of Eastern Star. She was a resident of Springfield since 1982 and the past 5 years of Pekin. After 12 years of clerical service Alice retired from the State of Illinois Lieutenant Governor’s Office and Secretary of State Jessie White.
Visitation: 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Monday, December 30, 2013 at Staab Funeral Home.
Funeral Service: 1 p.m. Monday, December 30, 2013 at Staab Funeral Home with Reverend Vaughn Beeman officiating. Burial will follow at Camp Butler National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion Post #32.