Age 90 of Wilmington, passed away Monday morning December 3, 2012 at Miller Health Care Center in Kankakee.
Born October 24, 1922 in Rockville Township, Manteno, Ina was a daughter of the late Ward and Myrtle Taylor-Lownes. She was raised and educated in Kankakee and on May 8, 1948, married Francis Johnston in the DeSelm United Methodist Church. Ina was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Will County Farm Bureau and the Florence Community Club. She will be remembered as a great cook, known for her homemade pies, and greatly cherished her family and farming.
Survivors include her two sons: Willard (Jackie) Johnston and Douglas (Nola) Johnston, both of Wilmington; four grandchildren: Alan (Kelley) Johnston, Julie (Jamie) Quigley, Jeanette Johnston and Nancy Johnston; four great grandchildren: McKenna Quigley, Ryan Quigley, Alyssa Johnston and Anthony Johnston, and several nieces and nephews, as well as special friends: Vance and Judi Jones.
Ina was preceded in death by her parents; husband Francis on January 5, 2002 and sister Helen Curl.
Visitation and Video Tribute will be held on Friday December 7, 2012 between the hours of 3:00PM and 7:00PM at Freitag-Reeves & Baskerville Funeral Home, 700 East Kahler Road in Wilmington. Funeral services will follow Saturday December 8th at 10:00AM in the funeral home with Bev Dehler and Deacon Don Dyer officiating. Burial will be in Wesley Cemetery. Pallbearers will be: Vance L. Jones, Daniel Curl, Gary Rabideau, James Johnson, Brian Jirus and Jamie Quigley. Honorary pallbearers will be: Alan Johnston, Julie Quigley, Jeanette Johnston and Nancy Johnston.
Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Ina’s memory to Kuzma Care Cottage, 635 South Main Street, Wilmington, Illinois 60481 or Hospice of the Kankakee Valley, 482 Main Street Northwest, Bourbonnais, Illinois 60914.
Friends may sign the online guest book or send private condolences to the family by logging onto: www.FRBfuneral.com.
Funeral services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Freitag-Reeves & Baskerville Funeral Home in Wilmington. (815/476-2181)