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Billie Louise Johnson

Billie Louise Johnson

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Billie Louise Johnson, 95, passed away on Thursday, April 13, 2023 at Sparta Community Hospital.  She was born to William J. and Edna (Melville) McMichael on April 1, 1928, in Sparta, Illinois.

Louise graduated from Sparta Township High School in 1945.  On October 15, 1949, she married C. Byron Johnson at Trinity United Presbyterian Church in Sparta.  He preceded her in death.

Louise and Byron worked together for nearly 25 years as owners of Sparta Equipment Company.  After their business closed, she was bookkeeper for MedStar Ambulance for 16 years.

Louise was a lifelong member of Trinity Presbyterian Church where she taught a high school Sunday School class for many years.  She was an excellent seamstress and skilled knitter.  As a schoolgirl, Louise often won prizes at the Randolph County Fair for her handwriting, which remained beautiful up to a few weeks before her passing.

She was preceded in death by her parents, infant brother William James, and husband, Byron.

Louise is survived by her daughter Melanie of Sparta; cousin Karen Burget of Swansea; nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

A memorial service for both Louise & Byron will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Mill Creek School Preservation Fund or to the Emery Cemetery Association.

Heil-Schuessler & Sinn Funeral Home in Sparta, IL is in charge of arrangements.

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  1. Linda Boston says:

    Melanie. I’m so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. What a wonderful lady she was. God Bless you my beautiful friend. Sending hugs and prayers for you and your family. ?
    Sincerely,
    Linda Boston
    Quincy, IL

  2. The Ashbrooks says:

    Mel,
    Alan and I were so sorry to hear about the passing of your Mother. You have our sympathy and we will be praying for you.
    Love, Alan and Paulette Ashbrook

  3. Midge, says:

    Mel, Sorry to read this about your Mother. Will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. Harry & Patti Henderson says:

    Harry & I were sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. She was a remarkable woman. You are in our thoughts & prayers.

  5. Tim, Carol and Bethany Huddleston says:

    We are so sorry for your loss! We are praying for you! Big hugs to you from us and a really big one from Bethany!

    • Catherine V Raney says:

      Melanie, my sincere sympathy for you in these difficult times. May God carry you through as you feel His comfort and peace. John 14:6

  6. Rebecca Richno says:

    I loved taking care of your mom glad I got to wish her happy birthday n give her a big hug.. Im here if you need anything

    • Teresa Ball says:

      I’m so sorry for your loss. Your mom was a wonderful lady whom I came to love very much!! She will be greatly missed praying for you. ???

  7. Melanie, we are so sorry to hear this. We are sending our love and prayers.

  8. Lynne and Larry Vancil says:

    Melanie you have our love and sympathy at this time. You have so many memories to carry in your heart. God Bless

  9. Larry & Ann McGuire says:

    Ann and I express our most sincere sympathies to you, Melanie. We know you have many fond memories to help comfort you in your time of sorrow.
    May God Bless.

    • Doretta Alms says:

      Melanie, I am so sorry to hear your Mother passed away. My sympathy, thoughts and prayers are with you.

  10. Gail Mcelroy says:

    Melanie, we are sorry to see this news. The Weber family has always held your family in high regard and respect. Our love and prayers are with you now.

    • Brenda says:

      Our sincerest condolences, Melanie. We know this leaves a big hole in your heart. Love and prayers.
      Eunice Atchison and Brenda Atchison Garris

  11. Larry and Linda Henderson says:

    Melanie, Larry and I are so sorry to hear this news. Our prayers are with you and the family.

  12. Claudia Kerens says:

    Melanie, Condolences and sympathies. Prayers for you and yours.

  13. Janet Zeidler says:

    Melanie My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May you find comfort in knowing your Mom and Dad are together with the Lord.

17 Comments

  1. Melanie My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May you find comfort in knowing your Mom and Dad are together with the Lord.

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  2. Melanie, Condolences and sympathies. Prayers for you and yours.

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  3. Melanie, Larry and I are so sorry to hear this news. Our prayers are with you and the family.

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  4. Melanie, we are sorry to see this news. The Weber family has always held your family in high regard and respect. Our love and prayers are with you now.

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    • Our sincerest condolences, Melanie. We know this leaves a big hole in your heart. Love and prayers.
      Eunice Atchison and Brenda Atchison Garris

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  5. Ann and I express our most sincere sympathies to you, Melanie. We know you have many fond memories to help comfort you in your time of sorrow.
    May God Bless.

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    • Melanie, I am so sorry to hear your Mother passed away. My sympathy, thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  6. Melanie you have our love and sympathy at this time. You have so many memories to carry in your heart. God Bless

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  7. Melanie, we are so sorry to hear this. We are sending our love and prayers.

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  8. I loved taking care of your mom glad I got to wish her happy birthday n give her a big hug.. Im here if you need anything

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    • I’m so sorry for your loss. Your mom was a wonderful lady whom I came to love very much!! She will be greatly missed praying for you. ???

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  9. We are so sorry for your loss! We are praying for you! Big hugs to you from us and a really big one from Bethany!

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    • Melanie, my sincere sympathy for you in these difficult times. May God carry you through as you feel His comfort and peace. John 14:6

      Reply
  10. Harry & I were sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. She was a remarkable woman. You are in our thoughts & prayers.

    Reply
  11. Mel, Sorry to read this about your Mother. Will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

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  12. Mel,
    Alan and I were so sorry to hear about the passing of your Mother. You have our sympathy and we will be praying for you.
    Love, Alan and Paulette Ashbrook

    Reply
  13. Melanie. I’m so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. What a wonderful lady she was. God Bless you my beautiful friend. Sending hugs and prayers for you and your family. ?
    Sincerely,
    Linda Boston
    Quincy, IL

    Reply

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