John & Don,
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. I know that Joe is taking good care of her now.
Joe Chappell Shiloh Illinois 62221
My prayer and thoughts are with all of you. I really enjoyed my friendship with your mom as well as your dad through the KC Auxiliary. What a smile! She was special.
Marcia Gehlhausen Fairview Heights Il 62208
Please accept my deepest sympathy to Don and John and John and Verna McAteer and Marilyn's grandchildren. I'm very glad that I knew Marilyn personally. She was a grand lady. Many years ago I was a friend of John McAteer when we were members of CYO at St. Henry's and that is where I met Marilyn and was very fond of her. I'm very happy that Don and his family are good friends of my daughter and son-in-law and family (Chris and Carol Padgett). Your family are being remembered in my thoughts and prayers. My cousins David and Marie Oughton were very fond of Marilyn when they taught at Blessed Sacrament many years ago. I think God chose this wonderful Irish lady to be in heaven on St. Patrick's Day.
Sharon Rickert Swansea IL 62226
Our deepest sympathy to all of Marilyn's family . I have great memories of her from my years at Blessed Sacrament .. she was truly devoted to the students . The occassions that I saw her in my adult life she always had smile and a kind word . Cherish the fond memories of her in your hearts .
Nancy Fechter-Peterson Belleville IL 62223
My heartfelt condolences to John, Don, and the entire Johnston family on the loss of Mrs. Johnston. She and the Johnston family touched and helped shape my life in so many ways and I'm truly blessed to have known her. Earth has lost a wonderful person, but Heaven has gained a new Angel. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Bill Potts II Dacono Colorado 80514
Just seeing this picture brought a smile to my face - so many wonderful memories the Johnston/McAteer clan has shared. I only wish my kids had known "Cousin Marilyn and Joe" better. I still credit all of the post cards she sent me as a child as being a huge inspiration for my love of traveling. I can picture her now up in heaven reunited with the whole gang - Marie, Frank (Gabe), Mom Mom, Pop Pop, Dolly, Gen, Rose Hassey, Onie, Big Rich, Uncle Oliver. I feel blessed to have known her. She was a great lady who will be dearly missed. Love to all, Amy
Amy McAteer Schamroth Old Brookville New York 11545
To the Johnston Family - I am so sorry to the sad news about Aunt Marilyn - she was wonderful and I have such great memories of her and of your dad. We will keep you all close to our hearts during this time - but I feel better knowing that she is with Uncle Joe and Granny Mama too.
Love to you all, the Hardings and the Ruddys
Elizabeth Ruddy Aurora Illinois 60506
I have very fond memories of Mrs. Johnston from my years at Blessed Sacrament Grade School, and then for years after seeing her at mass there at the church. She was a grand lady, and I am a better person and priest for having come under her influence. May she rest in peace and rise in glory.
The Rev. James C. Pappas III Sewanee Tennessee 37375
I was so honored to have your parents as my godparents. I kept in contact with them the best that I could. My mother treasured here childhood/adult friendship with Marilyn and loved to share stories of their great times together. I loved her smile and will sure miss her....
Janet Tate Rice San Diego Ca 92014
I was so sorry to see that Marilyn had passed away. I visited Marilyn and Joe several years ago when I was on a genealogy trip to Illinois and St. Louis. They were both very kind to me, taking me out to dinner and loaning me some old family pictures to print.
Marilyn said that she remembered my Aunt Josephine Moellinger talking about a niece named Marilyn who lived in Califoria and that she wished that we could meet.
My grandfather, Joseph Francis Moellinger, and Marilyn's grandmother, Mary Ann (Moellinger) McAteer were brother and sister.
My sincere condolences to all her family. She was a very sweet person and I know that you will miss her very much.
Marilyn Lane Roseville CA 95747