State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - September 29, 1987
Gertrude Johnson, 98, of R.R. 2, Chandlerville, died at 6 p.m. Sunday at St.
John's Hospital North.
She was born July 6, 1889, in Snicarte, the daughter of Willard and Lorraine
Emerick Sarff. Her husband, John W. Johnson, died in 1960. She was a member of
the Fairview United Methodist Church.
Preceding her in death were two sons, Herbert and Herschel; four sisters; and
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Jack (Bonnie) Hoskins of Springfield and
Mrs. Wilbur (Marguerite) Hood of Beardstown; one son, John W. Jr. of Virginia;
seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; one
brother, Eldo Sarff of Snicarte; several nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Fairview United Methodist Church,
Mason County, with the Rev. Norman Fletcher officiating. Burial will be in
Lintner-Buchanan Funeral Home, Chandlerville, is in charge of arrangements.
Contributed by: Sherry McCullough