Dorothy Winnifred Johnson, 101

Dorothy Winnifred Johnson, 101, of Timbercrest Senior Living Community in North Manchester, died at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 6 at Parkview Huntington Hospital. She was born Nov. 15, 1913 in Pesotum, Illinois to Charles and Clara (Voightritter) Johnson. Dorothy was the only child of Charles and Clara.

Dorothy graduated from high school in 1931 and received her teaching certificate from Illinois State Normal University. She taught business at Pesotum Consolidated High School in Pesotum, Ill. from 1935-1943. She received her Master's degree from the University of Illinois in 1941. She moved to North Manchester in 1943, where she worked as an associate professor of business education at Manchester College for more than 38 years, retiring in 1981.

She was a member of the Manchester Church of the Brethren, the North Manchester Business & Professional Women's Club, National Business Education Association, the International Society for Business Education, the Indiana Business Educators Club, and the Delta Kappa Gamma Sorority, of which she was a charter member of the Alpha Zeta Chapter. She was Outstanding Educator of America for the 1974-75 school year. She was listed in World's Who's Who of Women in Education. Dorothy loved to travel. She visited the Holy Lands, Austrailia, China, Iceland, Alaska, Hawaii, and led student trips to England.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 19 at Timbercrest Chapel, 2201 East Street, North Manchester. Burial will be in Bailey Memorial Cemetery, Tolono, Illinois. Friends may call one hour prior to the service at Timbercrest. Arrangements are being handled by Grandstaff-Hentgen, Bender Chapel, North Manchester.

Preferred memorial is Manchester University or Timbercrest Senior Living Community. The memorial guest book for Dorothy may be signed at

Posted on 2015 Jan 09