Shirley J. Johnson


Shirley J. Johnson, age 66, of Clinton, MO, died on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at St. Luke’s Hospital, Kansas City, MO. 

Shirley was born March 16, 1950, in Kansas City, MO, to Merle and Betty ‘Pennington’ Coke.  After high school she worked in child care.  Shirley married Earl Johnson, Jr. on April 19 1987, in Clinton, MO.  She was a member of the Light of Jesus Christ Church in Warsaw, MO.

Shirley is survived by her husband Earl, of the home; her children, Larry Wayne Jones and Peggy Yoch (Michael); step-son, Paul Edward Johnson; grandchildren, Megan Jones, Jonathan Jones and Larry Wayne Jones, Jr.; sisters, Delilah Dee Womble (Nick) and Sandra Deeds (Dave);  brothers, Tony Coke, Merle Coke, Jr.(Kristi) and Ricky Coke.  Shirley also leaves behind a host of family and friends.

Preceding Shirley in death were her parents; her son, Daniel Jones; granddaughter, Breanna Jones; brothers, Larry and Michael Coke; sisters, Helen Elizabeth and Brenda Coke.

Memorial services will be at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at Consalus Funeral Home, Clinton, MO.  Inurnment will follow at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, MO.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Shirley Johnson Memorial Fund and left in care of Consalus Funeral Home, 209 S. 2nd St., Clinton, MO 64735.

Condolences may be left online at this website.

  Memorial Service

03/07/2017 at 2:00 PM

209 S. Second, Clinton, MO, 64735


March 7, 2017 at 3:00 PM

Englewood Cemetery, 626 S. Vansant Road, Clinton, MO 64735

Following the Memorial Service at Consalus Funeral Home.

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Krystal Thoene

Shirley was a proud, very devout Christian with a passion for God, family, and friends. She faced each day with more strength, faith, and courage than I can imagine. She believed there was no obstacle her husband and she couldn't overcome. The true love between these two was nothing short of amazing. They had a life together that was inspirational. No matter the issue, they made the most of their life together. It was never about individual accomplishment with either of them, it was about their life together.

Shirley had a wonderful sense of humor and a way of focusing on someone with total, undivided attention. She gave me an incredibly rare gift. Herself. I could talk to her about anything and everything. I never once had any doubt that she and Earl loved me every day of my life. 

I want to thank her for making me want to be a better person, and for giving me the confidence to be myself, or as she would say, A crazy circus monkey bouncing around like a fart in a sock.

I am unsure how I will cope without her or the massive hole her passing has left in my life. I will miss her more than words could ever say.

 Posted March 7, 2017 - 2:24pm

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