Margaret Johnson, 93, Formerly of Lyons NE

Margaret Ellen Johnson was born January 30, 1924 to Carl and Anne (Ruddy) Jensen in Lyons, Nebraska. She passed away July 29, 2017 at Neligh Care and Rehabilitation Center in Neligh, Nebraska, at the age of 93 years.

Margaret grew up on the family farm northeast of Lyons, attending rural elementary school. She graduated from Blackbird High School, a rural high school near her home, in 1941. She then attended college for one year at Wayne State College and one year at Midland Lutheran College, earning a teaching certificate. She taught elementary school, first at rural schools in Burt County, and later at Pender Public Schools.

On September 23, 1950 Margaret married Chester Johnson at Westside Methodist Church in rural Oakland, Nebraska. They made their home at the Johnson family farm in Cuming County. They were blessed with two children, Sheila and Richard.

Margaret was a homemaker, raising chickens and tending a large garden in addition to her flower gardens. After their children were grown, she worked as a substitute teacher in Cuming County rural schools. She also enjoyed being a member of an extension club and quilt guild.

After living on the farm for 51 years, Margaret and Chester moved to Lyons in 2001. They became members of the First Presbyterian Church. In 2008 Margaret moved to Neligh to reside in an assisted living facility. She moved to Neligh Care and Rehabilitation Center in 2011.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Chester in 2006.

She is survived by her daughter, Sheila (Tom) Parks of Neligh; son, Richard (Linda) Johnson of Oakland; grandchildren, Aaron (Sara) Parks, Amber (Jordan) Paden, Christal (Chris) Witthuhn, Alexis Johnson; 6 great grandchildren.


Wednesday, August 2nd
 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
First Presbyterian Church, Lyons340 Everett Street
Lyons, Nebraska 68038


Wednesday, August 2nd
 11:00 AM
First Presbyterian Church, Lyons340 Everett Street
Lyons, Nebraska 68038Burial is in the Lyons Cemetery.

Contributions suggested to the family for future designation.

Margaret Johnson

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I am a graduate of Northeast Community College with a degree in journalism. I am married to Jeff Gilliland. We have two grown children, Justin and Whitney and four grandchildren, Grayce, Grayhm, Charli and Penelope. I will be covering Lyons, Decatur, Bancroft and Rosalie and am hoping to expand my horizons as time progresses!

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