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Linda Lou (Kirby) Johnson

October 1, 1947 ~ October 15, 2021 (age 74)


LINDA LOU (KIRBY) JOHNSON, 74, of Mattoon, IL passed away at 9:58 P.M. on Friday, October 15, 2021 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in Mattoon, IL.

Graveside services will be held at 5:00 P.M. on Thursday, October 21, 2021 at McDowell Cemetery in Dwight, IL.   The Edwards Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.

Linda was born on October 1, 1947 in Bloomington, IL.   She was a daughter of Dewey and Helen Louise (See) Kirby.   She married John T. Johnson on October 15, 1994 in Mahomet, IL.  He passed away on April 9, 2016.

Linda is survived by two children, Timothy Keysear and his wife Beth of Manchaca, TX and Tabitha Keysear of Washington, IL; grandchildren, Jacqueline Keysear of Lincoln, IL, Logan Keysear of Manchaca, TX, Serena Owen of Durango, CO, Victoria Lenz and Savannah Budd both of Washington, IL; a sister, Ruth A. (Kirby) Woods of Odell, IL; a step-daughter, Amy Johnson-LaBarbera of Seminole, FL, a step-granddaughter, Ashley Parkhurst of Mattoon, IL, five step-great-grandchildren, Xavier and Xander LaBarbera, Keira Parkhurst, Andrew and Serenity Burton. 

Linda was preceded in death by her husband, John Johnson, her parents, Dewey and Helen Louise Kirby, a brother, Kenneth Kirby, a brother-in-law, Butch Woods and a step-granddaughter, Chrissie LaBarbera-Burton.

Linda was a 1965 graduate of Moore High School in Farmer City, IL. 

Linda served as an Administrative Assistant at CCAR Industries in Charleston, IL for many years.

She attended Broadway Christian Church in Mattoon, IL.

Linda and her husband John were avid NASCAR fans, they enjoyed going to NASCAR races.   Their favorite NASCAR driver was Dale Earnhardt.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Sarah Bush Lincoln Cancer Center, 1001 Health Center Drive, Mattoon, IL  61938.

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Graveside Service
October 21, 2021

5:00 PM
McDowell Cemetery

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