Kay married David Johnson, and they raised three children: Catherine (Cathy), Patricia (Patti) and Arlene. Kay placed her greatest value on her family, her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She was closely involved in family and loved to cook: Sloppy Joes, meatloaf, spaghetti,
Catherine (Kay) B. Johnson was born on December 29th, 1931 to Charles & Anna Liubin in Chicago, and grew up in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the near north side. She attended Tuley High School as well as some college and lived in Chicago all of her life, moving to the north side community of North Center as an adult. Growing up, Kay held a number of jobs, such as a part-time cashier for Sun Drugs and as a “lunch lady” at Coonley Elementary School. Her career path took her into banking at Lincoln National, Corus, and MB Financial: all at the same facility. She held positions there as a Consumer Loan Officer and Manager and headed the currency division, and she retired at the age of 82 after 32 years at the bank.hamburgers and gravy were among favorite dishes-anything that would support the use of her favorite condiment-ketchup.
Kay Johnson died on January 10th at Swedish Covenant Hospital at the age of 87 years and 12 days. She is preceded in death by her brother, Charles, a niece, Norma, and a grandson, David. She is survived by her three daughters; her grandchildren, Tommy, Jeffrey, Joseph, Nichole, and Vincent; great-grandchildren, Madison, Danielle, Jonathan, Angel, Vincent and Morgan; and by a great, great grandchild, Wyatt and a niece, Liz.
We celebrate the gift of her life as we give thanks for her many blessings upon her family and friends. We pray for the grace to now entrust her into God’s love that sustained her in this life.