Beverly Ann Johnson, 64, of Marble Hill, Mo., died Oct. 20, 2019, at Woodland Hills. Born on April 21, 1955, she was the daughter of Norman and Mary Imogene Stowers VanGennip. She and Ivan "Johnny" Johnson, Jr. were married May 5, 1973, at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Glennon, Mo.
During her life she worked at the Bank of Marble Hill, Farm Service Agency in Bollinger and Cape Girardeau counties, and lastly, for 22 years as a secretary at Woodland High School. She retired in July 2017, due to ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig disease.
She was active in the Marble Hill community and with school functions and was a member of St. John Catholic Church in Leopold, serving with the Parish Council of Catholic Women and also as the group's president. She had served as an alderwoman with the city of Marble Hill, and she owned B Annie's Flowers and Gifts in Marble Hill for two years before her illness.
Besides her husband, she is survived by five children: Joshua (Libby) Johnson of Cape Girardeau, Mo., Emily (Packy) Johnson of Sedgwickville, Mo, Katie (Travis) Blanton of Jackson, Luke (Lotte) Johnson of Glen Allen, Mo. and Lauren (Boone) Gaines of Marble Hill; her father, Norman VanGennip of Cape Girardeau; a sister, Cathy Prost of Cape Giardeau; and 14 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her mother and two brothers, Danny and David VanGennip.
Visitation will be Tuesday, Oct 22, 2019, from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Hutchings Funeral Chapel in Marble Hill. A parish Rosary will be prayed at 7:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be on Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. at St. John Catholic Church in Leopold. Rev. David Coon will officiate. Burial will follow in St. John's Cemetery.
Beverly received and enjoyed flowers on a regular basis, so she requested in lieu of flowers to make donations, where it is much needed, to the Marble Hill Food Pantry or the Woodland School Backpack Plus Program. The funeral home will assist with envelopes.