Evla Johnson

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Evla Mae Johnson of Perryville died Sunday, May 30, 2010, at Independence Care Center of Perry County. She was 88.

She was born July 4, 1921, in Millersville, daughter of the late Otis Ora and Minnie Mae Mantz Brown.

Survivors include a daughter, Dianne (Bob) Stone of Tilsit; two sons, Bill (Joyce) Johnson of Florissant, Mo., and Ron (Lana) Johnson of Cape Girardeau; a granddaughter, Amy (Mark) Powell of Jackson; three grandsons, Chris (Stephanie) Johnson of Winfield, Mo., Shannon (Tracey) Johnson of Florissant, Mo., and Andrew (Patty) Johnson of Millersville; nine great-grandsons; a sister, Viola Clifton of Wood River, Ill.; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, four sisters, a daughter, a son and a great-granddaughter.

Mrs. Johnson had worked at International Shoe Co. She was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church and American Legion Auxiliary Post 133.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until time of service at 3 p.m. Thursday at Young and Sons Funeral Home in Perryville. Pastor Randy Butler will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery.