Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

February 27, 2013

Elva Johnson


Effingham Daily News

VANDALIA — Elva R. Johnson, 91, of Vandalia, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and sister, died Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, at her home in Vandalia.

    Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Miller Funeral Home, Vandalia, with the Rev. Joe Lawson officiating. Burial will be in Maxey Cemetery, rural Smithboro. Visitation will be one hour prior to service time Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children. Online memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.millerfh.net.

    She was born on Nov. 8, 1921, in Mills Township, south of Greenville, the daughter of William J. and Clara L. (Schubert) Hediger. She married Forrest D. Johnson on April 20, 1948, in Mulberry Grove. Elva was a former employee of Bolder Electric and was a housekeeper. She was affiliated with the First Christian Church.   

    She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Forrest Johnson of Vandalia; son, Lannie Johnson of Vandalia; daughters, Brenda Ellis (Ted) of Effingham and Donna Flesch (Ed) of Forsyth; grandchildren, Michael, Amanda and Ben Flesch and Matt Ellis and wife, Stephanie; one great-grandchild on the way; and sister, Ruby Beckemeyer of Carlyle.

    She was preceded in death by her parents; grandson, Thomas Flesch; three brothers, Lloyd, Orville and Earl; and three sisters, Lucille, Ethel and Irene.