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Dianne M. Johnson, 75, of Alexis died at 2:50 p.m., Friday, January
10, 2020 at Galesburg Cottage Hospital.
was born February 18, 1944 in Burlington, Iowa to Finus and Edna M.
(Cronk) Attwell. She married Claris “Gene” Johnson Jr. in
Springfield on May 23, 1971.
is survived by her loving husband of 48 years, Gene Johnson of
Alexis, two sons William R. “Bob” Glover of Alexis and Kenneth
Blaine (Debbie) Heck of Missouri, one daughter Katina Eva-Mà Johnson
of New Boston, Missouri, one brother William (Wanda) Attwell of New
Orleans, Louisiana, and two sisters Virginia (Bob) Attwell of Wataga
and Patricia Attwell of Abingdon. Also surviving are her
grandchildren Samantha (Zach) Laby, Josey Morrow, Claris Raine
“Rainey” Johnson, and Evelyn Bailey Johnson.
is preceded in death by her parents.
attended Warren High School. She and Gene raised their three children
and many horses and dogs on their 10 acres throughout the years.
Dianne was an excellent tailor and seamstress. She worked at Joe’s
Tailor for 11 years and Linda’s Lines Limited for several years
before running her own business from home. Dianne was a well-loved
woman that had a way of bringing comfort to those around her. She
loved to square-dance and took to calling at dances often. Dianne
passed on her adoration for animals, horseback riding, and dancing to
Dianne’s request, cremation will be accorded and there are no
services planned. Memorial contributions may be donated to the Alexis
North Henderson Ambulance Service in Dianne’s honor.
Hinchliff-Pearson-west Funeral Directors and Cremation Services is
assisting the family with final arrangements. Online condolences may
be given at www.h-p-w.com.