Joanne Johnson

November 27, 1942 ~ November 27, 2022

S. Joanne Johnson, nee McClary, 80, of Smithton, IL, born Friday, November 27, 1942, in Bonne Terre, MO, passed away peacefully Sunday, November 27, 2022. She was assisted in her final journey by the caring hands of the Dammert Care Center at Our Lady of the Snows in Belleville, Il.

Joanne retired from AT&T in St. Louis, MO. after many years of dedicated service. She was a member of Hope Christian Church in Columbia IL. She was happiest when she shared her time with family, her passion-horses, her extended family at Traiteurville Stables in Waterloo, IL and her friends at the Randolph County and Prairie du Rocher Saddle Clubs. She especially loved sharing phone calls and life's adventures with her lifetime friend, Barb Gard of Palmetto, FL. Joanne was a caring person, and will remain in the hearts of those that knew and loved her.

She was preceded in death by her son, Joe Johnson; parents, Clyde and Marple, nee Hunt, McClary and longtime companion, Jim Gutting.

Surviving are her son, Dwayne (Diane) Johnson of Cedar Hill, MO and brother, John McClary of Farmington, MO.

Visitation will be held Friday, December 2, 2022 from 10:00 AM until the time of service at 11:00 AM at the C.Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home – Taylor Chapel in Farmington with Chaplain Joshua Francis officiating. Interment will follow at Parkview Cemetery in Farmington, MO. In lieu of flowers, please send donation to: Benedictine Community of Our Lady of the Snows in Belleville or Hospice of Southern Illinois in Bellevelle.

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  1. I will miss my wonderful friend, who I have been blessed to share our lives for a lifetime. We lived next door to each other in our youth. We both had two wonderful boys, we both lost one of our boys, yet even though we were apart for the rest of our lives, we stayed close. I am so thankful for the friendship and love that we were given. God Bless my friend. My deepest sympathy to her family. May the many memories of their life with her bring a smile and joy and give them peace.

  2. Joanne has left many great memories at Traiteurville Stables. She was a friend to all, and always willing to give her support and a helping hand. We will miss her!

  3. Joanne has left many great memories at Traiteurville Stables. She was a friend to all, and always willing to give her support and a helping hand. We will miss her!

  4. I am extremely sorry for your family's loss. My sister and I met Joanne at Traiteurville Stables. She was one of the first people to introduce herself to us. She always had a beautiful smile and kind heart. She will definitely be missed. May she rest in peace.

  5. I am so sorry for your loss. Joanne was a wonderful lady. My sister and I came to know Joanne through Traiteurville stables. She was so kind and helpful to us. Joanne had an amazing knack for putting humor and honesty together, so even if it was something you might not want to hear, she could make you laugh about it regardless! She had a infectious smile and never knew a stranger. It was a blessing and an honor to have known her. May she rest in peace. God bless you all! I will keep you in my prayers through this very difficult time.

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