Mrs. Shirley A. Johnson, 77 of St. Peters, Missouri, formerly of Creston, Iowa entered her eternal rest Sunday, April 25, 2021 in Creve Coeur, Missouri, near St. Louis. Shirley will be laid to rest beside her late husband in the Oakland Cemetery @ Quincy in rural Adams County, Iowa. Public Memorial graveside services will be held with family and friends at a date to be determined. Pearson Family Funeral Service & Cremation Center, 809 W. Montgomery Street, Creston, Iowa is in charge of arrangements. Memories and condolences for the family may be shared online at www.pearsonfuneralhomes.com
Shirley Ann Johnson, was born June 25, 1943 in Prescott, Iowa. She was the daughter of James Wilson and Lela Ella (Campbell) Coleman. Shirley graduated from Prescott High School and shortly after, she married Forrest Leo Johnson on June 24, 1961. The couple was blessed with 5 children: Elza, Shirley J., Dwight, Olin and Forrest.
Shirley worked hard as a Homemaker for her family. In later years, Shirley worked as cook in various places in Creston. She moved to St. Louis 34 years ago, in 1987, to be closer to her children.
Preceding Shirley in death was her husband, Forrest L. Johnson in 1984; her son-in-law, Bill Bartlett; a sister, Nancy Sheriff; her brother, Christopher Coleman; brothers-in-law: Leo Sheriff, Dale McGinnis and Don Keeler; and sister-in-law, Myrna Coleman.
Shirley is survived by her children: Elza Bartlett, Shirley J. (husband Greg) Kocher, Dwight (wife Lynn) Johnson, Olin Johnson (wife Staci Lynn) and Forrest Johnson. Shirley is also survived by 24 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren +1 on the way; sisters: Ella McGinnis, Mary Keeler and brother, John Coleman.