DESLOGE — Sylvia Virginia (Holdman) Johnson, 86, of Park Hills passed away July 23, 2014, at Parkland Hospital in Farmington. She was born November 16, 1927, in Bonne Terre. “Aunt Sis”, as she was affectionately known by all who knew her, was a faithful member of the Church of God (Cleveland). In later years she was a member of Maple United Methodist Church in Cape Girardeau, where she was active in the bible study groups, Shawl Ministry and ladies groups. Aunt Sis grew up in the Bonne Terre area and graduated from Bonne Terre High School. She worked at Purity Products Dairy, Brown Shoe Co. and Wetterau Foods. In 1967 she moved to the Cape Girardeau area, where she continued to work for Wetterau Foods and Central Foods. Aunt Sis retired from Tipton Textile Rental. She has resided for the past year and a half at Country Meadows Nursing Home in Park Hills.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Johnson; parents, William and Rosella (Pettus) Holdman; brothers, Elmer, Andy, Eugene, Howard, Lee, Mayford and Woodrow; infant sister, Mabel; half-brother, William George Holdman; seven nieces and nephews.
Aunt Sis is survived by nineteen nieces and nephews and their families. Two sisters-in-law also survive.
Visitation will be Monday, July 28, 2014, from 9 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. at the C. Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home in Desloge with Rev. Steve Stillman officiating. Interment will follow at St. Francois Memorial Park.
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