top banner

Obituary Listings

Colleen Johns

November 24, 1928 December 7, 2021
Colleen Johns
There are condolences waiting approval on Colleen's Tribute wall

Plant a tree in memory of Colleen

An environmentally friendly option
2 trees planted in memory of Colleen Johns
Obituary for Colleen Johns

Colleen Murphy Johns, formerly of Harrisburg IL , passed away on December 7, 2021 , at the age of 93, in Batesville IN. Colleen ( “ MaMa Colleen”)was born on November 24, 1928 in the Dallasania Community of Saline County to the late Oral L. and Marie Smothers Murphy. On November 9, 1946, she was united in marriage to Tommie Johns, who preceded her in death on June 16, 2000.

Colleen was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Harrisburg and a member of PEO .She graduated from Harrisburg High School in 1946; she was proud to belong to the “Last of the Taylor Made’s” Class of ’46 and organized many class reunions. Her first job was working at Myron’s Dress Shop as a bookkeeper. Several months later, she went to work for Barger Bookkeeping Service. She worked for Mr. Barger until 1973 when she left to manage the office at Tom Johns Ford Dealership. In 1977 she began her career with Green Thumb, Inc, where she served as a Bookkeeper, Office Manager, Regional Office Manager and Field Office Tech Support. She retired in 2003 when she was 75 years young. Colleen was a computer wizard (self taught , “sink or swim” was her work motto). She used those skills later in life to organize family photos, shop on Amazon and to catch up on Facebook. After retirement, she enjoyed traveling to see family and friends. Her favorite places included Capri, Italy and South Bend Indiana to watch Notre Dame football with her beloved friend John.

Colleen is survived by a daughter, Linda ( David) Adams, Batesville IN; three grandchildren: Jeremy (Shawna)Johns , Morganfield KY; Wes ( Misty) Adams Trenton, NJ; Katrinka ( Ted) Rynder of Evansville IN. Great Grandchildren: Annaclaire, Jerra and Mia Johns; Shiloh Stevers; Makaylynn Sheldon;Whitney and Austin Adams; and two great-great grandchildren, Quincy and Asher. Colleen loved watching her grandchildren grow up, and thrived when her great- grandchildren came into her life. They brought unspeakable joy to her senior years. They loved “MaMa” as much as she loved them.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Tommie, son Jeff, and two brothers, John V. Murphy and Larry Keith Murphy. A beloved companion, John Molinarolo, and her sweet “Pepper-Dog” also preceded her in death.

Visitation will be held on Friday, December 10 from 5-7 pm at J.M. Weirauch Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at Sunset Lawn Cemetery on Saturday at 11:00 a.m.

The Johns Family would like to extend special thanks to all of the wonderful caregivers Colleen had this past year. She was blessed to have many caring hearts and hands touch her, and she touched their hearts as well. Thank you to the staff at The Villas of Holly Brook, St. Andrews Health Campus, and Margaret Mary Hospice.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to the Outreach Committee at the First United Methodist Church, 122 W. Poplar St, Harrisburg IL 62946; or to St. Anne’s Catholic Church, 304 Church St. Morganfield KY 42437

To plant a tree in memory of Colleen Johns, visit the Tribute Store.

Previous Events

Visitation

Friday

10

Dec

5:00 PM 12/10/2021 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 12/10/2021 7:00:00 PM
J.M. Weirauch Funeral Home

211 North Jackson St.
Harrisburg, IL 62946

J.M. Weirauch Funeral Home
211 North Jackson St. Harrisburg 62946 IL
United States

Graveside

Saturday

11

Dec

11:00 AM 12/11/2021 11:00:00 AM
Sunset Lawn Cemetery

_
Harrisburg, IL 62946

Sunset Lawn Cemetery
_ Harrisburg 62946 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Sunset Lawn Cemetery Final Resting Place

_
Harrisburg, IL 62946

_ Harrisburg 62946 IL
United States
Albums

Create new album
 
Subscribe To Obituaries


alt

We appreciate your support
In accordance with the wishes of the family, this
message has been declined.
Loading...