Photo: Marilyn Louise Johnson of Morris 1941-2021

Marilyn Louise (Lovel) Johnson, age 80, of Morris, passed away on Tuesday, November 9, 2021, at Morris Hospital. She was born August 12, 1941, to the late Seville and Pearl (Saltsman) Lovel. 

Marilyn was born and raised in Morris, graduating in 1959. In the early 1970s, with then husband, Woody Johnson, they moved to Australia with their children, Casey and Shane. After their return to Morris, they moved to the Florida Keys before returning to Illinois later in life. 

Marilyn’s careers included being a Florida Park Ranger, Preschool Teacher, and Photographer at Olan Mills. She enjoyed antique shopping, theater, art, collecting family photos, and her family heritage. But mostly she enjoyed visiting with family. 

Marilyn will be remembered for her love for her family, being creative with her grandchildren, and her true kindness. 

Survived by her children, Casey (Nancy) and Shane (Claudette) Johnson; grandchildren, Tyler (Nicole), Maddie, Woody, and Seconcea Johnson and one great-grandchild, Alexis Johnson. 

Preceded in death by her parents and grandson, Christian Johnson. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Disabled Veterans of America. 

Memorial services for Marilyn Johnson will be held in the spring. As it was Marilyn’s wish, cremation rites have been accorded. For information, please call (815) 942-5040 or visit her Memorial Tribute at where you can share a favorite memory or leave a condolence.