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Shirley A. Johnson

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Shirley Johnson

Shirley A. Johnson, nee Gamblin, 86, of Caseyville, Illinois, born on July 13, 1932, in East St. Louis, IL, passed away on Friday, September 7, 2018, at her residence.

Shirley grew up in Washington Park, IL across the street from her childhood sweetheart, Bob, who later became her husband. They were married on May 8, 1952.

She was a homemaker who enjoyed cooking. She loved her family and friends. She loved spending her days with her dear friend, Laverne Krawczyk, eating out, shopping, playing cards and going to the VFW.

She wishes to be remembered for her fun loving and joyful spirit. In her memory, please dance, call a friend, do something kind for someone and laugh until your stomach hurts!

She is preceded in death by her parents, Marcus E. and Minnie D. (nee Cooper) Gamblin; her dear brother, Ronald E. Gamblin and his wife, Sandra F. Gamblin.

Surviving is her husband of 66 years, Robert A. Johnson, Sr.; her children, Robert (Joann) Johnson, Susan (Tim) Eaves and Carol (Robert) Niedzwiecki.; her grandchildren, Matthew Mizulski, Robert and Michael Johnson, Robert and Brett Niedzwiecki; niece and nephews, Kathy (Mark) Kiefer, Bryan (Amy) Gamblin, and Jeff (Gina) Gamblin.

The family expresses its gratitude and sincerest thanks to Vitas Hospice nurses and our CAN's,

Kelsey and Micheala. A very special thank you to Laverne, for being such a good friend and helping our family throughout mom's illness.

Donations can be made to Collinsville Food Pantry, 201 East Church Street, Collinsville, IL 62234.

Services: Shirley's wishes were to be cremated and to have a celebration of life from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, October 6, 2018, at the Caseyville VFW.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Sept. 13, 2018
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