It is with great sadness we report the death of Shawna Sue Johnson. Beloved daughter, sister, mother and grandmother. She was born at 8:20 AM on October 7, 1965 at Burnham City Hospital to Jimmy H. Clark, Sr. and Barbara Sue (Beck) Markland. She was a Thursday’s child. She left us on Tuesday at 12:10 AM June 1, 2021 at her home in Fithian.
Being exposed through her Mother, Shawna developed an interest in antiques from an early age. Over the years she honed that interest. It became a life long profession. Old jewelry and all types of art glass became her specialties. Her personal favorite being paper weights. She could tell you if a paper weight was two hundred years old or a new piece. She would know the method used to make, the maker and value. With newer pieces, most times she would know the artist. She never tired of looking for treasures. She always did her looking believing that amazing rare piece was just around the corner waiting for her.
Shawna was predeceased by both maternal and paternal grandparents. A first precious grandchild, Bailey Grace Chidlaw and her bonus father Jeffrey T. Markland, whom she dearly loved. Numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. All of whom she grew up with and was close to. She never stopped missing them.
Left to mourn her passing are her children Stefanie Jade Johnson (D J), grandsons Kelso and baby Kameron, who will never get to know his Grandmother. Son Theadore Johnson (Tiffany), James Chidlaw (Elizabeth), grandchildren Zoe (twin to Bailey) to whom Grandma was her “Banana”. Nora and baby Hunter. Her husband of twenty five years, Steve Johnson, Mother Shirley, sisters Sherri (Mark) Reifsteck, daughters Jill, Beth and Kate. Kristi (Doug) Daily, sons Grant and Ben. Brothers Stan, Brad (Julie), children Kyle and Taylor. She loved being called Aunt Shawna. Her Father and bonus Mother Lena. She was a Daddy’s girl. From age 15 on he sent her roses on her birthday. The last to arrive consisted of 56 roses. Brother Jimmy Clark, whom she adored from the time she was a toddler and his wife Cheri to whom she became close and considered a sister. Her Mother, bonus sister Jean Tater, bonus brothers Tom and Jeff Markland. She had always wanted more brothers and sisters and finally got them.
A memorial service will be Friday 3:00 PM at Freese Funeral Home, 302 E. Grand, St. Joseph with visitation 1:00 P.M.-3:00 P.M. Rev. Adam Harman, Central Christian Church, Danville will officiate.
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