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Barbara Jean Johnson
Barbara Jean Johnson was born on December 20, 1937. She fell asleep in death on May 24, 2015 at 8:05 a.m. after a long battle with cancer at the age of 77. Preceded in death are her one sister Dorothy Zoltowski and her parents Loraine and Dale Cottman. Surviving is one brother Virgil Cottman. Barbara will be dearly missed by her husband of 61 years, Allen Armstrong Johnson and her two children Allen Dale Johnson and his wife Theresa and their children Karena Garland, Timothy Johnson, Daniel Johnson; also her daughter Deborah Jean Beshears, her husband Darrell and their children Shane Beshears, Heather Drysdale, Joshua Beshears, Sarah Beshears, Jonathan Beshears. Her eleven great grandchildren will greatly miss their loving grandmother. She married Allen Armstrong Johnson on April 9, 1954. Their first child was born April 8, 1955, Allen Dale Johnson, Two and a half years later on September 13, 1957 their daughter Deborah Jean was born. Barbara and Allen became Jehovah’s witnesses in the early 1960’s in the Chicago Area and shortly after settled in Taylorville. Barbara was a loving homemaker and for over 50 years she participated in a door to door ministry and conducted home bible studies with many in the community. She loved sharing with interested people her hope in the Bible prophecies of a paradise earth when pain, suffering and death will be no more. (Rev. 21: 1-5) She will be interred at a private family service at Oak Hill Cemetery. A Public memorial service will be held on Sunday May 31st at 2:30 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses, 3540 Lincoln Trail. The Kingdom Hall will be open at 1:00 if anyone wants to visit with the family. Memorial Donations can be made to the local Kingdom Hall to support the world Wide Work of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
Sutton Memorial Home is in care of Arrangements.
Alan, Al and Debbie, I am so sorry to hear of Barbara's passing. I have so many fond memories as a child growing up around your family. My prayers are with you. Gary
Gary Winner May 31 2015 12:00 AM