Joan Haas Johnson, 90, formerly of Beverly, died April 29.
Her wishes were to be cremated upon her death. The Gilbert Funeral Home in Christopher, Ill., handled the funeral arrangements.
She is survived by her children, Melanie (Stephen) Horn, Cynthia (Donald) McKelvy, Mark (Karen) Johnson, Pamela (Patrick) Johnson-Howe and Wendy (Joseph) Waitzman; and her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Johnson was the editor of The Beverly Review in the 1960s and 1970s. She later worked in the real estate business in the Chicago area.
Donations may be made in her honor to the Humane Society of Southern Illinois, 95 Humane Rd., Murphysboro, IL 62966, and Misericordia Heart of Mercy, 6300 N. Ridge, Chicago, IL 60660, attn. MFA 3800A.