Elizabeth Marie Johnson

JOHNSON, Elizabeth Marie, 102, of Urbana, Illinois passed away on Sunday, August 16, 2020 at Clark Lindsey Nursing Home in Urbana, Illinois. Elizabeth was a long-time summer resident of Port Bruce. Elizabeth was born on October 6, 1917 in Rockford, Illinois, to parents John and Inga Peterson. They preceded her in death. Also preceded her in death are her daughter Lisa C. Hodson, her granddaughter Beth Hodson and her brother John Peterson. Survivors include her children Bruce C. Johnson, Peter Y. Johnson, Stephen P. Johnson, and Christina M. Mayhew; seven grandchildren Susan, Steve, Carter and Lela Johnson, David Hodson, Merlyn and Alex Mayhew; and ten great grandchildren. Also survived by nephews Nick and Ian Johnson and great niece Sarah Jarmain of Port Bruce. Elizabeth was a graduate of Rockford College and the University of Wisconsin. During her academic career she achieved a master’s degree in Biochemistry. She worked for the U of I in Urbana as an Instructor in Foods and Nutrition for many years. Elizabeth was also a member of the Wesley Methodist Church. Cremation rights have been accorded and a memorial service will be held when family friends are able to gather. Donations may be made to the Aylmer and Area Community Foundation, the Lisa-Beth Fund.