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Virginia N. Johnson

June 11, 1932 — December 23, 2022

Novinger, MO

Virginia N. Johnson

Virginia Nadine Johnson, 90, of Novinger, MO passed away on Friday, December 23, 2022, at Manor Care Nursing Home. 

Virginia was born on June 11, 1932, to George “Calvin” and Eva (Garwood) Johnson.  On August 4, 1950, she was united in marriage to Emery Johnson who preceded her in death. 

Virginia is survived by two of her children, Kathy (David) Childers of Novinger, MO, and Carol (Dennis) Tilman of Kirksville, MO; along with 14 grandchildren; 29 great grandchildren; 7 great-great grandchildren; as well as several nieces; nephews; cousins and amazing friends. 

She was preceded in death by two children, Leona “Onie” (Junior) Hatfield and Roy (Pam) Johnson; her parents and 10 siblings. 

Virginia received her education in rural elementary schools and Kirksville High School where she graduated with the class of 1950.  Virginia worked many years at McGraw-Edison and Hollister.  In her early years, she enjoyed listening to music, dancing, camping, and playing cards.  She spent recent years writing poetry, reading, and doing water aerobics at the Kirksville Fitness Center.  Her true passion was always her family and treating them to home-cooked meals.  She was well-known for her cooking and baking abilities, especially her pies and pumpkin rolls.  She often hosted Sunday dinners at the family farm, and she would do anything for her family and those she loved.  She was kind, selfless, strong-willed, but most of all loving.  She had the biggest heart that touched so many lives in her 90 years.  Virginia unconditionally supported those she loved. 

There will be a celebration of life on Saturday, January 14, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. at Cornerstone Church (1702 N Elson St) in Kirksville, MO.  A private inurnment will be held at a later date. 

Arrangements are under the direction of PATHWAY-MILLARD Funeral Directors, 411 Union Avenue, Moberly, Missouri 65270 (660) 263-7284. Condolences may be left online for the family at

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