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Marguerite L. Johnson, Aug. 20, 1913 - Aug. 26, 2013

August 30, 2013 | 6:26 p.m. CDT

Marguerite L. Johnson, 100 of Columbia passed away Monday, August 26, 2013.

A memorial service will be held at 10:30 am, Saturday, September 14, 2013 at Parker Funeral Service. Visitation will be from 10 to 10:30 am at the funeral home.

Marguerite was born August 20, 1913 in Pleasant Hill, IL to Myrl and Florence Farnsworth Windmiller.

She married R.D. Johnson on March 10, 1934 in Sedalia, MO and were married almost 73 years.

Marguerite was the office manager for R.D.’s business in Indiana. When the family moved to Columbia in 1955 she worked as Assistant Counselor at a dormitory at Stephens College before moving up to secretary to the President. She went to work in 1962 for the local weather bureau which later was Office of Climatology and then NOAA. She retired in 1979 and enjoyed her retirement the past 34 years.

She was a member of National Secretaries International, NARF, Kings Daughters, First Baptist Women’s Circle and held offices in each organization. She was an avid sports fan.

Survivors include: two sons, Bob & Judy Johnson and Michael & Nirma Johnson; two daughters, Carol & Stan Erwin and Sue & Paul Stohr; a sister, Catherine Sprout; 10 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, three brothers, Dr. Eugene Windmiller Dr. Donald Windmiller and Walter Windmiller.

Memorials may be given to The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri, 2101 Vandiver Drive, Columbia, MO 65201 or First Baptist Church in Columbia, MO.

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