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Evadell Johnson

Published: Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT

STERLING – Evadell Johnson, 79, of Sterling, died Wednesday, Feb.12, 2014, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling, surrounded by her family. She was employed by Illinois Bell as a telephone operator, and later at the Sears catalog store in Sterling.

She was born May 5, 1934, in Xenia, to Lewis and Lura (Bales) Fulton. She married Harold F. Johnson on June 4, 1952, with whom she spent 62 blessed years. Evadell enjoyed traveling with Harold, and spending time with her kids and grandkids.

Survivors include her husband; one daughter, Jana (James) Meiners of Sterling; one son, Barry (Mary) Johnson of Dixon; one brother, Ronald (Patsy) Fulton of Sterling; grandchildren, Cory (Kassey) Eshleman, Erica Eshleman, Trisha (Jamie) Larsen, Brandon (Jenny) Musgrave, Alex Meiners, Nathan (Stephanie) Schryver, Ashley Johnson, and Greg Johnson; and 15 great-grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Rhonda Johnson-Eshleman; one sister, Norma Yochum; and one granddaughter, Angie Eshleman.

Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday and the funeral at 11 a.m. Saturday at Schilling Funeral Home in Sterling, with the Rev. Roger Carlson, pastor of Berean Baptist Church in Rock Falls, officiating. Burial will be at Oak Knoll Memorial Park in Sterling. 

A memorial has been established to Passages Hospice.

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