Mary A. Johnson, 85, of Loogootee

Mary A. Johnson, 85, of Loogootee, Indiana passed away at 2:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 25, 2023 at her home. 

She was born July 1st, 1938 in Loogootee, Indiana to the late Carl and Bertha (Fields) Dillon. 

Mary married James Johnson on October 18, 1958 and they shared 60 years together until his passing in 2019.

Mary enjoyed taking care of house plants and interior decorating. She was a caregiver to all animals, especially cats and dogs. Mary was a dedicated shopper with QVC. She also enjoyed listening to music from the 50’s and 60’s. Mary and Jim traveled all over the United States and Europe. They also lived in Spain as newlyweds while in the service. Mary was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Johnson; daughter, Lea Ann McGuire; parents, Carl and Bertha Dillon; siblings, Tom Dillon, Wayne Dillon, and Shirley Dillon.

Mary is survived by her sons, Chris Johnson of Loogootee, Indiana, Mike (Todd Cable) Johnson of Phoenix, Arizona, and Steve (Kerrie) Johnson of Portland, Indiana; sister, Terri Williams of Loogootee, Indiana; grandchildren, Jeremiah Johnson, Jasmine McGuire, Errol (Jessica) McGuire, Allie McGuire, Megan Martin, China Martin, Jacob (Harley) Barker, Taylor Barker, and Paige Barker; and 18 great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Very Rev. J. Kenneth Walker at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, October 28, 2023 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Loogootee. Burial will follow in St. John Catholic Cemetery. 

Visitation will be held Friday, October 27, 2023 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Blake Funeral Home in Loogootee and Saturday, October 28, 2023 from 1:00 p.m. until the time of service at the church. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Martin County Humane Society.

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