Marion Johnson O’Brien, 90, of Oak Park IL, previously of Danville, passed away Sunday, May 16 at Belmont Village Senior Center in Oak Park. She was born in Chicago on October 11, 1930 to John T. and Marian (nee McPartlin) Johnson.
She married Louis J. O’Brien Jr. in Chicago on Sept. 15, 1951. Lou preceded her in death in 2015. They had four children: Kathleen of Chicago, Susan (Kevin Cassidy) of Chicago, Michael (Anne Sacheli) of Danville. Her son Thomas (Amy Botschner) of Columbus, Ohio preceded her in death.
She was the fond “Mimi” to her seven grandchildren: Maggie (Ben Elliff) and Jake (Chrissy Esparza) Cassidy; Grace (Michael) Johnson, Jack and Claire O'Brien; and John and Ned O’Brien. She had two great-grandchildren, Tommy and Libby Elliff.
A native of Chicago’s South Shore neighborhood, Marion attended Aquinas High School and the University of Illinois. The family moved to Danville in 1957. After raising her four children, Marion enjoyed her work at Overstreet Jewelers. An excellent homemaker, Marion was fond of her travels throughout the world, a good game of bridge, fine dining and making great brownies to serve to her family and friends. Her grandchildren were a special joy. She was a 50 plus year parishioner of St. Paul’s Church
and an active member and past president of both the Danville Garden Club and P.E.O. Chapter HX. She will be missed by her P.E.O. sisters.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Paul's Church at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday June 19, preceded by a visitation in the church from 9:45 to 10:15 a.m. Memorials may be made to the Schlarman Foundation, Misericordia Heart of Mercy, or St. Paul's Church. Online condolences: www.rortvedtfuneralservices.com.
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