Sharron Johns

Wood River | Tuesday, December 27 2022 |

Sharron S. Johns, 83, of Wood River, IL passed away on Tuesday, December 27, 2022, at 6:52 am at her home surrounded by her family. 

She was born on January 10, 1939, the daughter of Justin Augustus and Gladys Pauline (Casey) DePew.  She married Lester D. Johns on June 8, 1957, in Sorento, IL.  He preceded her in death on June 23, 2006. 

Sharron was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Wood River, IL.  She was baptized on January 10, 1959, and was active in the Kingdom Hall since.  She enjoyed camping, sewing, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. 

She is survived by her four children, David Lee Johns (Beverly) of Marshall, TX, Mark Timothy Johns (Lisa) of Wood River, IL, Michael Dale Johns and Thomas Matthew Johns (Kathy) of Edwardsville, IL; siblings, Bobby W. DePew of Highland, IL, Billy R. DePew of Las Vegas, NV, and Patricia Ann Hallemann of Sorento, IL; six grandchildren, Rachel Slone, Clinton Johns (Nicolette), Michael Johns, Courtney Johns, Luke Johns, and Amber Drew (Derek); seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Ricky Lynn Johns; four brothers, Kenneth Bryan, John DePew, Geral Lee DePew, and Melvin DePew; and a sister, Mary Lou Cowen. 

Services are private.

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Obit Provided By:
Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home

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