Margaret Tipton-Johannson, 62, radiologist at Hopkins

March 27, 2003

Dr. Margaret Ann Tipton-Johannson, a retired Johns Hopkins Hospital radiologist and a Homeland resident, died of Alzheimer's disease March 20 at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. She was 62.

She was born and raised Margaret Ann Tipton in Hickman, Ky. She attended the University of Kentucky, and earned her medical degree in radiology in 1965 from the University of Tennessee Medical School in Memphis.

She completed an internship and residency in radiology at Methodist Hospital in Memphis. In 1980, she moved to Baltimore and joined the radiology staff at Johns Hopkins Hospital. She retired because of failing health in 1995.

She was an animal lover who liked caring for stray cats.

Dr. Tipton-Johannson was a member of University Baptist Church, where services were held Monday.

Survivors include her husband of 17 years, Thomas D. Johannson; a daughter, Marian B. Eichelman of Nashville, Tenn.; a son, Brian T. Bequette of San Diego; a stepson, Thomas D. Johannson of Stewartstown, Pa.; a stepdaughter, Leslie J. Simmons of Wilmington, N.C.; two brothers, James W. Tipton of Lexington, Ky., and Paul E. Tipton of Louisville, Ky.; and seven grandchildren.

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