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Virginia May Johnson, 81, of West Terre Haute, passed away at 1:18 a.m. Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in her home. She retired as a licensed practical nurse (LPN) after many years of service. She was born May 11, 1936, in Terre Haute, to Frances William Blair and Beulah May Wilbur Blair.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joel Thomas Johnson Jr.
Survivors include two daughters, Anita Johnson and Kathy Ciaccio (Ron Martin); two sons, Patrick "Tony" Johnson (Kellie) and Christopher Johnson (Tammy); eight grandchildren, Sandy, Angie (Steve), Steve (Jenny), Lisa (Jayce), Mike, Caitlyn (Denton) and Caleb (Chinoah) and Josh; 12 great-grandchildren, Cogan, Niki, Joel, Sadie, Sarah, Collin, Tirzah, Aaliyah, Desmond, Caydee, Brantley and Layne; two brothers, Dennis E. Blair and Fenton L. Blair; and several nieces, nephews and friends.
She also was preceded in death by a son, Michael Thomas Johnson; her parents; and a brother, William H. Blair.
She was a graduate of the Ivy Tech LPN program in Terre Haute and also the Assemblies of God at Erean College in Springfield, Mo. She worked as a respiratory tech at St. Anthony Hospital in Terre Haute. She also was a wonderful homemaker and a talented seamstress. She enjoyed upholstering, crocheting, sewing, canning, gardening, reading and she loved writing poetry.
A graveside service will be 1 p.m. EST Wednesday in New Providence Cemetery (rural Paris, Ill.) with Pastor Chris Wilbur officiating. Fitzpatrick Funeral Home assisted with arrangements.
Published on January 20, 2018
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