SPRINGFIELD – Catherine A. Johnson, 99, of
Springfield died at 11:15 a.m. Thursday, July 23, 2009, at Regency Nursing Care Residence.
She was born July 1, 1910, in Springfield, the daughter of John F. and Nellie Carrigan Grace.
She married Albert Keefner on Oct. 23, 1939; he preceded her in death on Nov. 24, 1958. She then married Charles E. Chick Johnson on April 11, 1964; he preceded her in death on March 18, 1988.
She was also preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Mae McLean.
She is survived by a nephew, John Jack (wife, Kay) Francis McLean Jr. of Arizona.
Catherine was a lifelong resident of Springfield. She was the owner/operator of the Beacon Restaurant in Springfield. She was a lifetime member of St. Agnes Church and a graduate of Sacred Heart Academy.
Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until the time of funeral Mass as 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 28, 2009, at St. Agnes Church. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery.
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