Name: Johnnie Ruth (Vaughn) Giese Tennyson
From: The Rock Island Angus, Rock Island, Illinois
Date: February 1, 2004
Services for Johnnie Ruth Tennyson, 89, a resident of Oak Glen Home, Coal Valley, will be 1 p.m. Monday at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Milan.
Burial will be in National Cemetery, Arsenal Island. Visitation will be one-half hour before the service.
Mrs. Tennyson died Thursday, Jan. 29, 2004, at Trinity Medical Center, Rock Island.
Johnnie Ruth was born April 11, 1914, in Winfield, Ala., daughter of Robert and Minnie Westbrooks Vaughn. She married William Giese in 1961 in Rock Island. He died in 1973. On June 21, 1979, she married William Tennyson in Rock Island. He preceded her in death Nov. 18, 2003. Mrs. Tennyson worked as a cook in various restaurants. She loved to travel in her motor home to various RV parks with friends and to fish and camp.
She will be missed by many whose lives she touched and by those who loved her most.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Jewel and Clark Knight, Taylor
Ridge; granddaughter and spouse, Donna and Don Ditto, Sherrard; grandson, Dennis
Knight, Rock Island; great-granddaughter, Sonia Johnson, Coal Valley; two
great-great-granddaughters, Rachel and Lauren Johnson, Coal Valley; and brother,
Orvell Vaughn, Winfield, Ala. In addition to her husbands, she was preceded in
death by her parents and two sisters.