Mary Juanita "J.J." Johnson (95) of Effingham


Published on August 22 2014 4:12 am

Mary Juanita “JJ” Johnson, 95, of Effingham, passed away at 1:20 a.m. on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at Lakeland Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in Effingham.

Visitation will be from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at Hall Funeral Chapel in Effingham. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery, Des Moines, IA.

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JJ was born on April 6, 1919 in Depue, IL the daughter of Roy and Lethial (Mavity) Janes. She married Bertram Charles Johnson in May 1942 and he preceded her in death on December 11, 1967. JJ was a certified Book Keeper and homemaker. She lived a simple life, was very smart, loved to play cards, loved animals and had a great sense of humor. She was so proud of her kids, grandkids and great-grandkids.

Survivors include three children; Bertram and Betty Johnson of Sunnyvale, CA, Madolyn Johnson of Itasca, IL, Judy and Cedric Tong of Novato, CA, four grandchildren, Cari Christopher, Cathi Reyes, Brian Johnson, Alec Tong, five great-grandchildren, Emily Christopher, Michael Christopher, Joseph Christopher, Ashley Reyes, Mandy Reyes.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, grandson, Brad and sister, Naida Fellingham.