Marks Mortuary - Wood River Illinois

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Katherine Flora "Kat" Johnson, 96, passed away 6:15 pm, Thursday, October 3, 2019 in Rosewood Care Center of Alton.

Born February 20, 1923 in Herrin, she was the daughter of Joseph and Grace "Woolridge" Nohava.

After graduating from Galatia High School, she came north to work for the Western Cartridge Company.  She then worked at Wood River Township Hospital for 10 1/2 years and then to Pepsi-Cola in Alton for another 27 1/2 years before retiring.  She was an active member of Godfrey Church of Christ, having taught Sunday School for 35 years.

She married Ernest Johnson on June 30, 1946 in Walpole, IL. He died March 19, 1992.

Surviving are her daughter, Donna Moore of East Alton; grandchildren, Kim Moore (Heather) , Kathleen (Bill) Wellman, Samuel L. Moore, James S. Moore; great grandchildren, Teresa (Joe) Halleran, Shelby Striegel, Billy Halleran, Adam (Jessica) Bishop; eight great great grandchildren; and sister, Carolyn Sue Alexander of Wood River.

Her parents; husband; and three brothers, Joe, Bobby and Bill Nohava and sister Johnniebee Nohava  preceded in death.

Visitation will be from 4-8 pm Friday at Marks Mortuary in Wood River, where services will be held at 10 am, Saturday. Allan Eldridge and James Lampley will officiate.

Burial will follow in Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto.

Memorials may be given to Godfrey Church of Christ.