Emma Louise (Weis) Johnson, formerly of Du Quoin

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    Emma Johnson

Updated 11/21/2019 6:32 PM

Emma Louise (Weis) Johnson, 91, of Cedar Falls, Iowa, passed away at her daughter's home in Dike, Iowa on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019. She was born Aug. 1, 1928, in Du Quoin, Illinois, the daughter of Adam and Emma (Heuman) Weis.

Emma was raised and attended school in Du Quoin and was married to William "Roy" Johnson on June 25, 1949.


She was a hairstylist for 25 years until their family relocated to Cedar Falls, when she went to work for Kmart as a sales associate, eventually managing the jewelry department for 20 years.

After a short retirement, Emma's next venture was a quilting business which she ran out of her home in Cedar Falls.

Emma was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Roy; her siblings, Alberta Bossle, Eugene Weis, Virginia Cozine, Berniece Hawk and Don Weis; and her son-in-law, Mark Stansbery.

She is survived by her daughter, Pam Stansbery of Dike; grandchildren, Erik (Amy) Stansbery of Dike and Shaliah (Jeremy) Fager of New Hartford; and great-grandchildren Lainey Fager, Lexie Fager, Logan Fager, Toni Stansbery and Ryann Stansbery.

Emma always worked hard but in her spare time she enjoyed golfing and gambling. Most of all, Emma cherished being with her family and was a very protective grandmother and great-grandmother. She will be deeply missed.

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Emma's visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019, at Searby Funeral Home in Du Quoin, followed by a graveside service at Sunset Memorial Park in Du Quoin with the Rev. Robert Morwell officiating.

Memorials may be directed to her family.

For additional information or to sign the memorial guest register, visit www.searbyfuneralhomes.com.

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