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Johnson, Gene M.
Gene Milburn Johnson, age 80, of 401 E. Martin St., Abingdon, died at 4:30 pm Monday, April 16, 2012 at the Care Center of Abingdon.

He was born on June 6, 1931 in Ripley County, Missouri to Fred T. and Bertha Mae (Ross) Johnson. He married Edith I. "Edie" Gray on September 15, 1957 at the Abingdon Christian Church. She preceded him in death on March 24, 2006. He was also preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and six brothers.

Gene is survived by one son, Mike (and Barb) Johnson of Abingdon; one daughter, Cathy (and Lloyd) Chester of Rantoul; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

He had lived in Bardley, Missouri, Springfield, Illinois, Knoxville, Illinois and in Abingdon most of his adult life. He worked at the Abingdon Pottery for 36 years, retiring in 1993. He later worked part time for the City of Abingdon. His hobbies included hunting, fishing, cheering for the St. Louis Cardinals and spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 am Thursday, April 19, 2012 at the Hinchliff-Pearson-West Abingdon Chapel. Mrs. Eleanor Landon will officiate. Burial will follow in the Abingdon Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:00 am to 11:00 am Thursday at the Chapel.
Memorials may be made to the family. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.
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