Marion Spyrison Johnson

March 16, 1915March 21, 2013

Marion Spyrison Johnson, 98, of Cary, formerly of the Chicago, IL area, died March 21, 2013 at Woodland Terrace Retirement Community in Cary, NC.

Marion was born March 16, 1915 in Pittsburgh, PA to the late Joseph and Cora Jevne Akin. She was a 1937 graduate of Beloit College and was a member of the Kappa Delta sorority.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Thomas Nicholas Spyrison; and second husband, Maxwell L. Johnson. Marion is survived by her sons, Paul T. Spyrison and his wife, Debbie; Richard C. Spyrison and his wife, Josephine both of Cary; and Joseph A. Spyrison and his wife, Bonnie of Burlington, WV; four grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.

A private graveside service will be held at a later date at Mount Emblem Cemetery in Elmhurst, IL.

Memorials may be made to the Wake County Animal Shelter, 820 Beacon Lake Dr Raleigh, NC 27610; or Cary EMS; 107 Medcon Ct in Cary, NC 27511.

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  • Private Graveside at a later date

Marion Spyrison Johnson

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March 24, 2013

To Paul & the family. I was sad to hear of your mother's passing. I have prayed for each of you & will continue. I lost my mother a few years ago & I know of the pain it creats. I wish each of you love & joy in the coming days. Jerry Overton