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Virginia Ann Johnson

January 3, 1937 ~ November 10, 2021 (age 84)


Virginia Ann (Thompson) Johnson, 84, wife of Daniel Lee Johnson, of Neoga, IL. passed away Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021.

Virginia was born Jan. 3, 1937, in Boone, IA, the Daughter of the late Marvin and Inez Thompson.

Virginia was employed by the Urbana School District. She was a member of the St. John’s Lutheran Church of Mattoon. She enjoyed reading, cooking, baking, bowling on a women’s league with her closest friends, and watching her Cubbies play! Also, after many years of weekending on Lake Mattoon, she and her Husband purchased their Mattoon Lake home in 2004. At the lake they made priceless memories with their friends and family boating, swimming, fishing, hosting holiday get-togethers and many summertime barbecues. The day would often end around the campfire sharing lots of stories and laughter with their loved ones. Time with her family and her beloved Dachshund, Brandy, was always what made her the happiest – well, that and the day the Chicago Cubs won the World Series in 2016!

Virginia was preceded in death by Parents, Marvin and Inez Thompson; Brother, Marvin Thompson; Brother, Gene Thompson; and Brother, Larry Thompson.

Surviving in addition to her Husband of almost 67 years, is Daughter, Victoria (Richard) Grice of Allenville; Son, Daniel “Danny” Johnson Jr. of Neoga; Daughter, Darcy (Bobby) Derr of Thomasboro; Son, Duane (Tonya) Johnson of St. Joseph;  Daughter, Regina (James) Pruitt of Urbana; Grandson, Richard (Tamara) Grice of Allenville; Granddaughter, Stacy (Aaron) Umbreit of Bad Axe, Michigan; Granddaughter, Melanie (Kurtis) Tull of Findlay; Granddaughter, Heather Thomas of Morrison; Granddaughter, Lisa Summers of Rockford; Granddaughter, Megan Johnson of Urbana; Granddaughter, Heather (Chad) Downing of Thomasboro; Grandson, John (Nicole) Walton of Thomasboro; Grandson, Robert (Paige) Derr of Ogden; Granddaughter, Lauren (Allen)  Harrington of Atwood; Grandson, Christopher Derr of Tuscola; Grandson, Jason (Britney) Johnson of St. Joseph; Granddaughter, Brook (Ross) Kleinsteiber of Paxton; Grandson, Tyler (Kelly) Johnson of Royal; Grandson, Brandon Newsome (Taylor Neville) of Danville; Grandson, Tyson Madsen of St. Joseph; Grandson, Andrew (Sarah Webb) Pruitt of Champaign; Granddaughter, Jesica (Dylan) Johnson of Champaign; and many great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren also survive.

The family will receive friends at both the visitation on Monday, November 15, from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm and the funeral services on Tuesday, November 16, at 10:00 am. The services will be conducted at Renner Wikoff Chapel, 1900 Philo Rd., Urbana, IL. by Pastor Andrew Herzberg.

The burial will follow at the Grandview Memorial Gardens 4112 W. Bloomington Rd. Champaign, IL.

Honorary pallbearers will be her Grandsons; Richard Grice, John Walton, Chad Downing, Jason Johnson, Tyler Johnson, Ross Kleinsteiber, Brandon Newsome, Tyson Madsen, Andrew Pruitt, and Dylan Johnson.

It is suggested those desiring make memorial donations to Father Flanagan’s Boys Home, The American Cancer Society, or the St. John’s Lutheran Church of Mattoon.

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