Robert 'Bob' Johnson

Posted Online: Jan. 21, 2013, 7:25 pm
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Robert "Bob" E. Johnson, 84, of Kewanee, died Jan. 18, 2013, at Baptist Medical Center Beaches, Jacksonville Beach, Fla.
Services are 10 a.m. Thursday at First Baptist, Kewanee. Visitation is 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at Rux, Kewanee. Burial is at Pleasant View Cemetery, Kewanee.
He was born May 10, 1928, in Kewanee. He married Shirley Rice Oct. 27, 1957.
Surviving are his wife; children, Greg, Kewanee, Patty (Greg) Beatty; grandsons, Danny and Matthew Beatty, all of Jacksonville; sister, Doris Wiley, Kewanee.


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