Mary M. Johnson Gillilan
Long Bottom,Ohio

   Mary M. Johnson Gillilan, 86, of Long Bottom, Ohio passed away on January 3, 2018.  She was born on September 13, 1931 in Portland, Ohio daughter of the late Clinton and Ethel Ward Johnson.
   Mary attended the very small and friendly Flatwoods Church.  She was a part-time postmaster at the Chester Post Office where she and Opal Eichinger were an awesome team for many years.
   She is survived by her husband of 66 years, John Lee Roy Gillilan; children, William (Tammy) Gillilan of Vincent, Ohio, George (Linda) Gillilan of Pomeroy, Ohio, Marjorie (Robert) Reeves of Long Bottom, Tim (Theresa) Gillilan of Pomeroy and Tom Gillilan of Pomeroy; 12 Grandchildren; 21 Great Grandchildren; 2 Great Great Grandchildren; sisters, Doris Sayre of Racine, Ohio; Betty Combs of Alabama and Carole (Joe) Gillilan of Canton, Ohio; sisters-in-law, Mary Gillilan of Canton and Shirley Dugan Johnson of Racine; and several nieces and nephews.
   Mary was on dialysis for the last 6 1/2 years.  She was treated like family at Davita in Belpre.
   In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Eber and Deborah Beaver Gillilan; daughters-in-law, Joyce Gillilan and Tina Gillilan and her brothers, Clyde, Emerson, Jim, Gary and Roger Johnson.
   Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 6, 2017 at 11:00am at Anderson McDaniel Funeral Home in Pomeroy with Pastor Walt Goble officiating.  Burial will follow at Meigs Memory Gardens.  Visiting hours will be on Friday from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the funeral home.
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