Mary Lou Johnson
April 9, 1945 - January 5, 2019
Mary Lou Johnson, 73, El Dorado Springs MO, formerly of Nevada, MO, entered Heaven’s Gates on January 5, 2019, after being diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma Cancer just a short time before. She was born on April 9, 1945 in Little Blue, MO to Cecil and Mary Martha (Brokob) Smith. She was united in marriage on July 29, 1966 to Glen Alden Johnson.
Over the years she worked as a waitress in Joplin, MO, Shirt Factory in El Dorado Springs, MO, Clover Leaf in Appleton City, MO, and Ramsey’s Motel in Nevada, MO.
She was known for her kind heart, a woman many looked up to and admired for her strength and courage. She loved to dance, enjoyed NASCAR Racing, loved her cats, and spending time with family.
She is survived by a daughter, Glenda Tally; a son, Glen Johnson and his wife Kristina; Grandchildren, Ashley Tally and Emily Johnson; Two Great Grandchildren, Adisynne and Khorbyn Tally; Sister, Eileen Smith Gunder and husband Rick; Sister, Joanne Smith Hendricks; Sister, Carleen Purtle and husband Darrell; Brother, Cecil “Bud” Smith and wife Opal; Numerous nieces and nephews; Step daughter, several step grandchildren, step great grandchildren and step great-great-grandchildren.
She is proceeded in death by her Parents; Cecil and Mary Martha (Brokob) Smith; Husband, Glen Johnson; Two infant children, Paula Carleen Smith and Joseph Allen Johnson; Step son, Richard (Rick) Johnson; Sisters – Connie (Smith) Ryon and Florence Mae Smith; Brother, Arnold Smith.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada, MO with Chaplain Joseph Hall officiating. Private interment will follow in Moore Cemetery, Nevada. The family will receive friends/family from 10 – 11:00 prior to the service at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to the family in c/o Ferry Funeral Home.
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