GRANITE CITY- LeDonna F. (Hunter) Johnson, 56, died unexpectedly at 1:41 a.m., Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at her residence.She was born in East St. Louis on Oct. 9, 1957, the oldest of eight children born to Joseph Wesley & Doris (Cates) Hunter.A devoted and loving daughter, wife, mother, sister and grandmother, LeDonna was a co-owner of K&L Furniture in Madison, Il for the last 21 years, and most recently opening a second location in Carrollton.She married Kenneth Johnson on Sept. 11, 1986 in St. Louis, Mo., and together they have shared the past 27 years.Surviving are her husband, Kenneth Johnson of Granite City; her mother, Doris (Cates) Thompson of Fieldon; a son & daughter in law, Christopher & ZaylimarSmay of Granite City; a daughter & son in law, Kimberly & Brent Gaines of Freeburg; seven grandchildren; a brother, Wesley Hunter of Clayton, In.; five sisters & brothers in law, Dorothy & Darrell Talley, Norma & Ned Pinkerton, Cheryl Hamel, Yvonne & Richard Harp all of Carrollton, and Carol & Tim Dougherty of Kane; two half sisters, Jean E. Wangler of Nutwood and Jody Dietrich of Fairview Heights; and numerous nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her father, Joseph Wesley Hunter; a brother, Joseph Wesley Hunter II,: a brother in law, John Hamel; two great nieces, Chloe Murphy and MyaDougherty; and her grandparents, Ralph & Norma Cates and Wesley & Dorothy Hunter.Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where funeral services will be conducted at 9 a.m. Saturday.Burial will be in the Fieldon Cemetery.Memorials may be given to the Chloe Foundation in care of the funeral home.
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