Nancy R. (Van Deventer) JohnsonJanuary 29, 1936 ~ December 20, 2016 (age 80)
Nancy R. Van Deventer Johnson 80
Rockford, died peacefully at home on Tuesday, December 20, 2016. Born on January 29, 1936, youngest of 3 daughters of Ray Van Deventer and Ethel Anderson. Nancy graduated from East High School, Class of ’53 and Rockford Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, Class of ’56. She married Murray C. Johnson in Woodstock, IL on May 23, 1985. She left nursing to help successfully guide Murray in his business.
Survivors include her husband Murray; children, Anne Stowe, Mary (David) Westerbeck, James Jay Lucas III and Michael R. Lucas; Step children, Kyle (Zelina) Johnson, Derek (Wendy) Johnson and Erin (George) Johnson-Kruft; 6 grandchildren and 8 step grandchildren; brother-in-law, Nat Nelson; niece, Nancy Nelson; nephews, Van (Jean) Nelson and Gregg (Carol) Nelson; Predeceased by her parents and sisters Patty Ann and Barbara E. Nelson.
Nancy was a loving mother, grandmother and a very caring person.
A very a special thanks to the nurses and staff at Rockford Health Physicians and to Dr. Craig Rogers plus Dr. William Edwards and the staff at Swedish American Regional Cancer Center. The family would like to thank the wonderful nursing staff at Mercy Rockford Memorial, especially in the ICU and E3 areas. Also, they wish to thank all the wonderful people at Heartland Hospice for their terrific care. A special thanks to Ms. Gloria for her great care giving in the families’ hour of need.
Visitation will be at 10:30 a.m., until service time at 11:00 a.m., Friday, December 23, 2016 in the Chapel of Anderson-Long-Klontz Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 6825 Weaver Road, With Joe Militello, Chaplin to Hartland Hospice, officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the American Cancer Society for Ovarian Cancer or Shriners Hospital for Children C/o Tebala Shrine Center 7910 Newburg Rd, Rockford, IL., 61108.
American Cancer Society
4312 East State Street Ste 1, Rockford IL 61108
Shriners Hospitals for Children
2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa FL 33607