MaryAnn Johnson

Jul 4, 2020
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Private family services will be held at Westminster Presbyterian Church



Memorial Park Cemetery, Waterloo


Westminster Presbyterian Church or Cedar Valley Hospice

Cards sent to the funeral home will be forwarded to the family.


MaryAnn Johnson, 97, of Waterloo, died at Friendship Village Retirement Center on Saturday, July 4, 2020.


She was born January 6, 1923, in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, the daughter of Joseph and Sarah Barr Orr.


MaryAnn graduated from Trinity College Mandeville Place in London, England. She married Kenneth Johnson in 1941 in Londonderry; they later divorced.


She was manager of visitor services and special events at John Deere for 34 years, retiring in 1987.


MaryAnn was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, Waterloo Women's Club, Chamber of Commerce, Up Downtowners, National Secretaries Association, Business and Professional Women Diplomats, Guest Relations Association, Altrusa Club, and PEO Sisterhood. She was named BPW Woman of the Year in 1986-1987, Jessica Roy YWCA Memorial Award recipient in 1988, and Chamber of Commerce Athena nominee in 1987. She served on the board of directors for the YWCA and Chamber of Commerce, past president of Covenant Medical Center Auxiliary, board of directors at Covenant Medical Center, as well as volunteering for Cedar Valley Hospice.


She is survived by her daughters, Monica Johnson and Jolan (John) Adams, both of Waterloo; granddaughters, Sarah (Eric) Babler of Cross Plains, WI and Megan (Daniel) Watters of Northbrook, IL; and great granddaughters, Addison and Grace Watters.


MaryAnn is preceded in death by her parents.


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  1. Craig and Lynette Wickham | Jul 10, 2020
    Sincere condolences to you and your family.
  2. Kim (DeLong) Miller | Jul 09, 2020
    My thoughts and prayers to your families. I remember working for ARA helping Mary Ann. She was so kind and sweet. 
  3. Marie Easter | Jul 08, 2020

    Jolan , John and family

    May your many special memories bring a smile through your tears.  Prayers are with you as you walk through this part of life. Volunteer and carry on her passions.

  4. Keith and Kathy Blum | Jul 07, 2020

    Jolan and John,

    So very sorry to read about the loss of your mother (in-law).  She was a lady to be admired.  May loving memories help you smile again. 

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