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LEXINGTON — Janice M. Johnson, 74, of Lexington, formerly of Hudson, passed away at 5:05 p.m. Monday (April 17, 2017) at Meadows Mennonite Home, Chenoa.

Cremation rites will be accorded. A celebration of life service will be at a later date. Burial of ashes will be in Hudson Cemetery. Calvert–Johnson & Froelich Memorial Home, El Paso, is assisting the family with arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the Hudson library or Gridley library.

Janice was born June 16, 1942, in Normal, the daughter of Orville and A. Florence Dickerson Schultz. She married Raymond Johnson on May 21, 1983. He preceded her in death on March 30, 2005.

She is survived by a son, Glenn (Charity) Schieler, Gridley; a daughter, Charwyn (Ted) Parker, Gridley; nine grandchildren, Ashton, Caleb, Carter, Ellie and Anderson Schieler, and Alyssa, Kyle, Julia and Emma Parker; a niece, Cathy Schultz Oloffson; and special friend and caregiver, E. Gordon Taylor, Lexington.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Eugene Schultz; and a nephew, Mark Schultz.

Janice was a librarian and had a master’s degree in education and library systems from Illinois State University. She helped set up several libraries throughout McLean County and surrounding areas.

She loved to learn and was willing to help others however she could. She enjoyed being a bookmobile librarian. She was a founding member of the Red Hat Society in Bloomington.

Janice was loved by all who knew her.

Obituary may be read and condolences left for the family at calvertmemorial.com.

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