|Birth: ||Aug. 27, 1919|
|Death: ||Aug. 30, 2013|
Margaret Jeanne (Wallace) Johnson, a long-time resident of Springfield, Missouri, died Friday, August 30, 2013. She was born August 27, 1919, the youngest child of T. F. and Levona (Vonie) Wallace, both having predeceased her. She was also predeceased by her husband Clifford L. Johnson to whom she had been married 63 years; and was predeceased by a sister Daisy Steineger and a brother Roy E. Wallace.
Jeanne is survived by three sons: Terry Johnson and wife Marty; Timothy E. Johnson and wife Michele; and Stanley C. Johnson and wife Michelle; and by eight grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.
For many years, Jeanne was an active member of the South National Church of Christ and more recently the Sunset Church of Christ in Springfield. She became a member of Pi Beta Phi social sorority while attending college at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, and later she was active in the Pi Phi Alumni Chapter in Springfield.
An avid gardener, Jeanne excelled in growing beautiful flowers in her backyard. Her sister Daisy Steineger, a nationally renowned floral arranger and lecturer on the subject, taught Jeanne to make stunning bouquets and table arrangements. She was often called upon to help decorate tables for luncheons that were hosted by her friends. She was also gifted in sewing crafts, making many decorative pieces for friends and family using either needlepoint or cross-stitch.
Jeanne was surrounded by many friends during her lifetime. Whether traveling abroad, at work in the office, or hosting a bridge club in her home, she was a pleasant colleague, always engaging people with a smile. She was especially loved by her children and grandchildren.
Burial at Patterson Cemetery in south Springfield.
Published in the News-Leader from September 1 to September 3, 2013
Clifford L Johnson (1917 - 2003)
Married Dec. 24, 1939
Created by: Lyle & Marsha
Record added: Feb 19, 2012
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