Gladys I. Johnson, 95, of Aledo, IL died Saturday, May 4, 2019 at Genesis Senior Living in Aledo. Cremation has been accorded. Graveside services are 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at the Reynolds Cemetery. There is no visitation. Memorials may be left to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or DAV. Fippinger Funeral Home in Aledo is in charge of arrangements and online condolences can be made at www.fippingerfuneralhome.com.
She was born November 21, 1923 in Preemption Township, IL to Charles and Cora Hofer Dunlap. She graduated from Reynolds High School in 1941. On September 19, 1943, she married Charles W. Johnson in Reynolds. He died October 16, 2006.
Gladys was employed at Taylor Ridge, Illinois Elevator prior to JC Penney in Aledo until its closing.
Her memberships include: the Aledo United Methodist Church and the Mercer County Senior Citizens Center, where she was an active volunteer. Gladys enjoying playing bingo and attending her grandchildren and great grandchildren’s activities.
Survivors include two daughters, Ginny (S.J.) Boultinghouse of Aledo; Cheri (Don) Cook of Rock Island; one son, Dennis (Linda) Johnson of Sebring, Florida; 5 grandchildren: Colin, Kyle, Yvette, Nicole and Cory; one step-grandchild: Erik; 11 great grandchildren; seven step-great grandchildren; one sister: Helen Peterson of Reynolds; several nieces and nephews.
Gladys was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one step-granddaughter: Cynthia; one brother: Bernard and one sister: Mildred.