Clara B. “Tootsie” Shearer Johnson, 88, of Metropolis, passed away at 12:37 p.m. Saturday, October 15, 2016 at the Southgate Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Metropolis.
Tootsie was born March 3, 1928 in Grand Chain. She was a graduate of Grand Chain High School. Tootsie and Raymond Johnson were united in marriage on June 4, 1948. Tootsie loved to ballroom dance, she had previously worked as a bookkeeper for BF Goodrich, Rhodes Burford’s Furniture and Central Paving. She loved to cook and spend time with her family.
She is survived by her husband, Raymond Johnson of Metropolis ; two sons, Jody Johnson of St. Louis, Missouri and David Timothy Johnson of Jacksonville Florida; one granddaughter, Chaise Johnson of Jacksonville, Florida; one grandson, David Johnson of Jacksonville, Florida. Several nieces and nephews; sister-in-law, Shirley Shearer of Mattoon, Illinois; brother-in-law, Joe Copeland of Hays, Kansas.
She was preceded in death by her parents James A. and Eddie L Calhoon Shearer; one brother, Robert Shearer; three sisters, Edith Copeland, Helen Maxwell and Doris Cline.
Graveside funeral services for Mrs. Clara B. “Tootsie” Johnson will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at the Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Metropolis. Those attending are asked to meet at the cemetery. Rev. Mike Shearer will be officiating.
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