Darlene Johnson


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Posted Online: May 06, 2013, 6:53 pm
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Darlene L. Johnson, 84, of Geneseo, passed away Sunday, May, 5, 2013, at Geneseo Good Samaritan Village.
A funeral service celebrating her life will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 8, at Vandemore Funeral Home, Geneseo. Deacon Harley Chaffee will officiate. Burial will follow at Rosedale Cemetery, Cambridge. Visitation for Darlene will be held one hour prior to the service, from 10-11 a.m., at the funeral home. Memorials may be left to Geneseo Humane Society.
Darlene was born July 15, 1928, in Atkinson, the daughter of Ferdinand and Sophie Mariman Floming. She was a graduate of Atkinson High School. She was united in marriage to Kenneth R. Johnson on June 7, 1973, in Cambridge. He preceded her in 2006.
Darlene was a bank teller at the Atkinson Trust and Savings Bank for 16 years. She belonged to St. Malachy's Catholic Church and the Women of the Moose. Darlene loved animals, crocheting, puzzles, cross stitching and all crafts.
Survivors include her daughter, Cheryl Benoodt, Geneseo; granddaughter, Tracy (Greg) Wenkman, Naples, Fla.; stepdaughter, Kay (Rich) Bennett, Washington, Iowa; stepdaughter-in-law, Judy Johnson, Kewanee; four stepgrandchildren; five stepgreat-grandchildren; and four stepgreat-great-grandchildren.
Darlene was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two sisters, Carol Edward and Lorraine Powell; brother, Roger Floming; and a stepson, Roger Johnson.
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