JERSEYVILLE — Theresa Ann Johnston, 57, died at 9:47 a.m., Monday, June 30, 2014, at her home after a long and courageous battle with her health.
She was born on August 30, 1956, in Whittier, Calif., one of three daughters born of the late Robert and Hazel (Healey) Johnston.
Theresa graduated in 1974 from Santiago High in Garden Grove, Calif., and worked as a computer technician for Archive while living in southern California.
She later relocated to Jerseyville, where she has resided for the last 22 years and worked for several years for Billy Bob Teeth in Calhoun County before her health began to deteriorate.
Theresa was truly a one of a kind women who enjoyed the spice of life and every moment spent with her family. She recruited any and everyone she could to become a Stephen King enthusiasts like herself. She had a strong love for both animals and children, and would do anything to bring laughter to a child's face, whether it be her own family or not. There was never a dull moment to be had with Theresa, and it is these memories that her family will love and cherish forever.
Surviving are two sisters, Bonnie Johnston of Fieldon, Elizabeth and Benny Lopez of Alton; three nieces and their spouses, Jennifer and Dax Wallace of Loami, Dawn and Robert Henry of Granite City; Sarah and Kenny Chavaree of Belleville; and a special great niece whom she loved immensely, Kassidy.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her god-daughter, Brandy James.
Per her wishes, cremation rights have been accorded.
A colorful celebration of her life will be held from 6 until 8 p.m., Wednesday, July 2, 2014, at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville.
Burial will take place at a later date at the Kane Cemetery in Kane.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Davita Dialysis of Jerseyville, in honor of the loving care that was shown to Theresa.