Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Clara B. Shearer Johnson – Obituary

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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