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Marie Ruth Ferree Johnson, 85, died Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, in Brownsburg, from complications related to Alzheimer's. Marie was born Nov. 7, 1932, in Terre Haute, to Hazel Tatlock Ferree and Warren Webb Ferree.
Marie is survived by her children, Christie Brown, her husband Mike, Abbie Hilton and David Johnson, his wife Maribel; grandchildren, Jason Brown, his wife Beth, Jennifer Hilton, Tyler Hilton, his wife Elspeth, Brandy Silva, and Amelia Johnson; and great-grandchildren, Shawn and Dominic Brown.
Marie was preceded in death by her parents; and siblings, Mary Ferree and Warren Ferree.
Marie was a 1949 graduate of Garfield High School in Terre Haute, a graduate of Butler University with degrees in education and library science and a master's degree in library science from Ball State University.
Marie work as an English teacher and Librarian at Carmel High School; Librarian at Avon Public Library; assistant to the mayor of Noblesville, and in retirement worked at Jacobson's Department Store. She may be best remembered for her love of genealogy and her time spent researching her family tree. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) and also enjoyed participation in Toastmasters International.
Services will take place at Roselawn Memorial Park Chapel of Memories, 7500 N. Clinton St., Terre Haute, at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 3, 2018, with burial to follow. The Rev Steve Moore will officiate. Greiner Funeral Home in Terre Haute has been entrusted with care and arrangements. Online condolences can be made at:
Published on March 1, 2018
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