Marilyn Anne Johnson

March 24, 1939November 20, 2021

Marilyn A. Johnson, 82, Edwardsville, Kansas passed away November 20, 2021. A graveside service for Marilyn will be held at 12:00 PM, Friday, November 26, 2021 at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, 701 N. 94th St., Kansas City, Kansas. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to St. Patrick Catholic Church, 1086 N. 94th St., Kansas City, KS or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Marilyn was born on March 24, 1939 in Kansas City, Kansas to Bernard and Essie (Grimes) Franchett. She graduated from Ward High School. She was married to Chester Johnson on September 3, 1960 and together they had four children.

Marilyn worked in data entry all throughout her career at many different companies, including Parkview Drugs, Western Auto, ChoicePoint and retired from Yellow Freight in 1995. She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church.

Marilyn was well known for her love of sports. She was a huge fan of KU, Chiefs and the Royals and she didn’t miss a game when it came to March Madness! She also liked doing crosswords and piecing together puzzles. There were even a few nights that she would end up at a casino and play slot machines. Fall and winter were here favorite seasons and sitting outside watching the leaves change and snow fall was something she very much enjoyed doing with her beloved dog, Baby.

She was preceded in passing by her husband, Chester in 1997; son, Brandon in 1982; and brother, Bernard Franchett.

Marilyn leaves behind three children, Brian (Heather) of Susanville, CA; Laurie of Edwardsville, KS; and Steve (Wendy Werthman) of Edwardsville, KS; six grandchildren, Derrick, Branden, Eric, Nicole, Cody and Logan; three great-grandchildren, Drake, Daiya and Tristian; sister, Janice Stevenson; and many other extended family and friends.


  • Logan Betts
  • Eric Strauss
  • Cody Wilson
  • Branden Johnson
  • Derrick Stark
  • Brian Johnson
  • Steve Johnson


  • Graveside Service

    Friday, November 26, 2021


Marilyn Anne Johnson

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Steve Johnson

December 2, 2021

Steve Johnson

November 30, 2021

Rest now Mom

Heather Johnson

November 29, 2021

From the first time I heard your voice on the phone you had my heart. I'm beyond blessed to have been apart of your life, and truly blessed for the God send gift you have given my life , I love you and will cherish every moment . Until we meet again ,Rest in Peace.

Sharon Johnson

November 28, 2021

Steve Johnson

November 28, 2021

❤️❤️ a pic of Mom 1957

Laurie Johnson

November 27, 2021

Here's a fall tree for you momma I love you and miss you dearly. RIP now.

Sharon Johnson

November 26, 2021

Derrick Stark

November 26, 2021

Grandma, I will miss you dearly, miss your laugh, miss your voice, miss your hugs and miss your smell. I will always feel your love in my life and share that love so your legacy will live on. I’m glad you are with your eternal family and can now look out for your earthly family like you always did. Godspeed and thank you for being my grandmother, I’m honored to have known you. Until we see each other again. I love you always and forever.


November 26, 2021

Last year visit, making sure she was OK. Love you mom🙏🙏🙏

Steve Johnson

November 25, 2021

🙏❤️ Mom and here sister