Veda Mae Johnson

November 5, 1925April 8, 2019

Veda M. Johnson, age 93, of Peoria, passed away Monday, April 8, 2019 at 8:07 a.m. at her residence. She was born Nov. 5, 1925 in Trivoli to James and Frances (Morby) McKeever. She married Arthur Johnson on Feb. 18, 1951 in Trivoli. He passed away Aug. 23, 2004 in Peoria. She was also preceded in death by her parents, one daughter, Joan Watson, one sister, Audrey Thompson, and one brother, Harold McKeever. Survivors include two daughters: Gail (Tom) Heuer of Colorado, Wendy (Bill Farris) Johnson of Peoria, one son, K. Michael Johnson of Boston, MA, and seven grandchildren: Leigh, Jason, Jake, Jessica, Amy, Kari, Joel, and two great-grandchildren. She was a member of Faith Missionary Church. Cremation rites have been accorded. A celebration of Veda’s life will be Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Faith Missionary Church in Bartonville. Davison-Fulton Bartonville Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to her church. You may view Veda’s obituary online at


  • James McKeever, Father
  • Frances (Morby) McKeever, Mother
  • Arthur Johnson, Husband
  • Gail (Tom) Heuer, Daughter
  • Wendy Johnson (Bill Farris), Daughter
  • K. Michael Johnson, Son
  • Joan Watson, Daughter
  • Audrey Thompson, Sister
  • Harold McKeever, Brother
  • Seven grandchildren: Leigh, Jason, Jake, Jessica, Amy, Kari, Joel and two great-grandchildren.


  • Celebration of Life Saturday, April 13, 2019

Veda Mae Johnson

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Elizabeth Mahek

April 11, 2019

I remember visiting her home and her graciousness and love she so openly shared. When my mother passed away Mrs. Johnson & her mom, honored my mother’s wishes by hand quilting a quilt for me and presenting it as a gift from my
Mother. What a special and treasured gift! When my daughter was young they sent her a hand crotcheted Barbie dress. Hard work and giving to others and loving her family will be her legacy.
My heartfelt love and sympathy goes out to her family and friends.