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Josie M. Johnson, 86, of Cherry Valley, passed away on Friday, February 9, 2018 in Alden Debes nursing home. Born on March 17, 1931, in Rockford, the daughter of Jack and Rose (Priolo) Crocker. She married Roger Johnson on March 10, 1951, in Rockford. She worked at Illinois Cabinet where they met. They were happily married for 54 years before he predeceased her in November 2005. She later worked at Pink Pony restaurant and Thrift-Remsen Printers. Josie attended Trinity Lutheran Church.
Survived by her daughter, Carol (Jim) Burns; grandson, Jim (Courtney) Burns; and several nieces and nephews. Also predeceased by her parents; sister, Rose LoBianco; and brothers, Henry and Philip Crocker.
Graveside Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 in Arlington Memorial Park, 6202 Charles St. Rockford, with Reverend Jay Quinn officiating

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  1. Roanna Gallina, daughter of Betty Petrie

    Dear Carol and Family, My mother and I both send you our condolences at this sad time. Josie was one of my mother's dearest friends. They spend many, many hours together over coffee. For me, Josie was a fixture in my growing-up years. I think of my life on 23rd St. and I just automatically think of Josie. She was always a sweet, caring woman who loved homemaking, cherished her family. I hope you treasure the many memories just as we will.

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