Iris May Johnson
Iris May (Meyer) Johnson, age 85, of Wheeler, Illinois, passed away at 8:12 AM - Saturday, October 5, 2019, at her home.
Funeral services celebrating the life of Iris, will held at 10:30 AM- Wednesday, October 9, 2019, at the Meyer Funeral Home in Dieterich, Illinois, with Diane Ogdon officiating. Burial will be in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Dieterich, Illinois. Visitation will be held 4:00-7:00 PM - Tuesday, October 8, 2019, at the funeral home. In loving memory of Iris, memorials may be made to the Dieterich School System Art Department. The obituary can be viewed and condolences left at
Iris was born on May 1, 1934, at the family home in rural Wheeler, Illinois, the daughter of Frank and Florica (Foster) Meyer. She married Jesse Nelson Perry on November 30, 1957, and he preceded her in death on September 19, 1962. She later married Gene Johnson on December 27, 1978, and he preceded her in death on August 2, 1990.
Iris was an art teacher for over 40 years and taught school at Elliottstown and Dieterich. She enjoyed quilting, dancing, making crafts and being outdoors.
Iris is survived by:
Children - Susan (Ronald) Lang of Keyestone Heights, Florida
Jeff Perry (Patti Wilson) of Louisville, Illinois
Grandchildren - Callijah Chadwick and Jessica Lang and
Twin Sister - Inis (Joe) Probst of Wheeler, Illinois
Brother - John Meyer of Wheeler, Illinois
Sister-in-law - Sara Meyer of Dieterich, Illinois
Iris was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Francis "Donnie" Meyer and Eldon "Max" Meyer and a sister Phyllis Russell.
Published on October 8, 2019


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