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Ilene K. (Larson) Johnson age 67 of Clinton, passed away Sunday Feb. 25, 2018 at her home. According to her wishes, cremation rites have been accorded. A visitation will be held from 10-11 AM with a memorial service to follow at 11:00 AM Saturday, March 3rd at the Pape Funeral Home. After the service, a luncheon will be held at the Erickson Community Center. Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com.

Ilene was born on Jan. 12, 1951 in Clinton, the daughter of William and Delores (Crampton) Larson. In 1992, she married the love of her life Robert "R.C." Johnson, who passed away in 2008. Ilene worked at Reynolds restaurant in downtown Clinton for many years. She then worked at Eagles supermarket in the deli until retiring. Ilene was very proud of her south Clinton upbringing. She was a member of the Eagles and AMVETS Auxiliary. She played with the Clinton Pocket Billiards for over 30 years. She enjoyed gardening, the outdoors, camping, and boating all with her beloved pet shih-tzu, Bella.

Ilene is survived by her daughter, Brandy (Jason) Wynkoop of Fulton, IL; four grandchildren, Dylan (Siera), Maitlind, Whitney, and Kannon; three great grandchildren, Lyric, Paityn, and Hendrix Drury; three sisters, Jean Bimm and Barbara Larson both of Clinton, and Rosemary (Harold) Bousman of Camanche; two brothers, William (Louannda) Larson and Robert Larson both of Clinton; and her dog, Bella, along with many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and a brother-John.
Published on February 27, 2018
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