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Virginia Johnson

Jul 31st, 1929 - Aug 9th, 2023


A private remembrance is planned for Virginia.


     Virginia Ruth Johnson, age 94, formerly of Olney, Illinois, passed away Wednesday morning, August 9, 2023, at Aperion Care in Fairfield.

     She was born July 31, 1929, in Flora, to Richard O. and Cora E. (Schmidt) Sparlin.  Virginia married Clarence Harris Johnson on July 31, 1948, in Morganfield, Kentucky.  Clarence preceded her in passing.

     Virginia enjoyed time spent boating with her family and motorcycle rides.  She was a representative for Electrolux Vacuums.

     She is survived by 4 children: Colleen Simms (husband, the late John) of Bridgeport, William Johnson (wife Dana) of Rinard, Janet Rodriguez (husband Keith) of Lafayette, Louisiana, and Diane Kalkowski (husband, the late John) of Maricopa, Arizona; 7 grandchildren: Angie Simms, Craig Johnson, Heather Henson, Shannon Bienvenu, Rusty Simms, Amanda Harper, and Andrew Kalkowski; 13 great-grandchildren: Logan, Kayla, Madison, Kiana, Keegan, Connor, Andre, Ainsley, Olivia, Caelen, Delia, Brandon, and Ayanna; and 2 sisters: Vera Craig (husband, the late Tom) and Clara Booth (husband, the late Sam), both of Flora.

     She was additionally preceded in passing by 6 brothers: Glen, Charles, Richard, Rex, Benjamin, and an infant boy; and 4 sisters: Dorothy, Edith, Martha, and Kathryn.

     A private remembrance is planned for Virginia.  Arrangements are by Frank & Bright Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Flora.  To share a condolence, visit:


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Sharon Greenwood

August 11th

Clara, Sorry to hear about the passing of your sister. Praying for Gods Comfort at this difficult time!

David Bryden

August 11th

Willie and Dana, I offer you my sincere condolences in the loss of your mother, I have many fond memories of her, and working for your dad and with your dad Arkey, on many Halliburton jobs. My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time of grief and sorrow.

Mike and Sharon Gray

August 11th

Sorry for your loss. Prayers of comfort for all the family and family.

Bud & Linda Martin

August 11th

Willie & Family; Clara & Family: We are sorry for your loss. Please know that y’all are in our thoughts and prayers during this sad time.

Carl and Brenda Bandy

August 11th

Willie and Dana, Janet, Diane and all of your families: We are so sorry you have lost your mom. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Sending love to all of you. ❤️

Janice Sparlin

August 11th

Sorry for your loss

Lisa sparlin

August 11th

Sorry for your loss

Walterene Pearce

August 11th

So very sorry,. She was a good lady

Maricela Davito

August 11th

I'm so sorry for your loss My hart brakes with you Sending love and peace

Alan & Nancy Kessler

August 12th

So sorry for the families loss. We have so many great memories of Virginia and Arkie. Sending our sympathy and thinking of you all.


August 12th

I'm so sorry for your loss. I will miss her greatly. I loved her sass and she always made me laugh. I will miss singing "Meet Virginia" to her. That always got a smile out of her.

Heather Henson

August 12th

Judy Fuesting

August 13th

Sorry for your loss Janet. Prayers for your family.

Buzz & Donna Kalkowki

August 15th

Our thoughts are with our sister-in-law, Diane Johnson Kalkowski, our nephew Andrew Kalkowski, and Diane's family. May the memories of Virginia Johnson be treasured and carried into the future.

Steve and Nancy Mink

August 16th

Our sincere condolences to the Johnson family. So sorry to hear this.

Angela Hemrich

August 17th

So sorry for your loss ..My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Edith Childers Edwards

August 26th

Sending thoughts & prayers to the family in this difficult time!



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