Mary Ellen Johnson, 71

TAMA – Mary Ellen Johnson, 71, of Tama passed away Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014 at the Iowa River Hospice Home in Marshalltown. A Memorial Mass will be held Monday, Aug. 18 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Tama with Father Ken Gehling as celebrant. Interment will be held Monday, Aug. 18 at 3 p.m. at Shiloh Township Cemetery in Wellsburg. Memorial Visitation will be held on Sunday, Aug. 17 from 2-5 p.m. at Kruse-Phillips Funeral Home in Tama.

Survivors include her husband Gerald, of Tama; her children, Erin (Gary) Bjornstad, of Bloomington, MN, Molly (Bruce) Linde, of Ft. Dodge, Anthony (Heidi) Sillman, of Ackley, Anne (Josh) Sents, of Gilbert; daughter-in-law, Jenni Sillman, of Ames; step-children, Gerald (Shelley) Johnson Jr., of Ankeny, Julie (Eric) Nelson, of Iowa City; 17 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother, Bill (Vivian) Pritchard, of Britt; one sister, Sally Pritchard (Dave Wilkie), of Shoreview, MN; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society or Iowa River Hospice.