Virginia Lorene Johnson

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Virginia Lorene Johnson, 89, Deerfield, Mo., passed away on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019, at Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada. Virginia was born on Jan. 10, 1930, in Deerfield, to Curt and Irene (Klontz) Weber. She fixed her eyes upon a certain handsome fellow named William C. “Bill” Johnson on the school bus and eventually she became his girl, and they were married on Nov. 25, 1948, in Nevada, and he preceded her in death on March 3, 2012.

Virginia was raised on the family farm just north of Deerfield. She always obeyed the rules and was thankful for strict parents and teachers. Virginia graduated from Nevada High School then worked as a secretary for a real estate business and Crain Insurance Agency in Fort Scott, Kan. She eventually bought the Adkins Insurance Agency in Fort Scott which she ran for 15 years.

Virginia is survived by two sons, Russell William Johnson and his wife, Ronda, Deerfield, and Melvin Johnson, Kansas City, Kan.; grandchildren, Reanna Villagomez and her husband, Greg, Nevada, Ron Johnson, Kansas City, Mo., Rusty Johnson and his wife, Hailee, Deerfield, Curt Johnson and his wife, Erin, Peculiar, Mo., and Marshall Johnson, Prairie Village, Kan.; great-grandchildren, Greyson, Ronan, and Graham Villagomez, Nevada, and Vanessa and Beatrice Johnson, Peculiar; and one sister, Mamie Cook, Rutledge, Tenn. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill; her parents; and four brothers, Gene Weber, Jack Weber, Bill Weber and Lee Weber.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, Feb. 22, at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada with the Rev. Bill Smith officiating. Private interment will following in Deerfield Cemetery, Deerfield, with the Rev. Bill Smith officiating. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. prior to the service.

Donations may be made in Virginia’s name to the Deerfield Cemetery in care of Ferry Funeral Home.

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