McGilley & Sheil Funeral Home & Cremation Services

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Carmen F. Johnson

August 21, 1954August 20, 2020

Carmen Frances Johnson (nee Borts), 65, of Independence, MO, passed away on August 20, 2020 in Independence, MO.

Private funeral services will be held for the family August 26, 2020 at McGilley & Sheil Funeral Home with Pastor Brad Oyler of Courageous Life Church, officiating. The service will be live streamed on the McGilley Sheil Facebook page, starting at 2pm, Wednesday. Burial will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery at 3pm.

Carmen was born in Kansas City, MO to Donald and Mary (Caponetto) Borts, on August 21, 1954. She graduated from Van Horn High School. She married James "Jim" L. Johnson on July 3, 1993 at their home in Independence MO. She worked as a manager for AT&T for 35 years. She was involved in many things in her life, including, bowling leagues, volunteer and charity work for children, sponsorships for her granddaughters IGSA softball team and also worked with the Special Olympics. She was a foster parent for many years, and later worked as a caregiver for the elderly at Visiting Angels, and volunteered at Foster Adopt Connect. She was a proud member of the CWA Union. After retirement with AT&T, she poured her heart and soul into her two, self made businesses, B&C Towing, and Pioneer Café. She was involved in the church, and enjoyed cooking/hosting huge holiday dinners for her family and friends.

Carmen is preceded in death by her husband James L. Johnson; son James J. Johnson; and mother Mary T. Borts.

She is survived by her daughter Amanda Johnson (Independence); sister Phyllis Beck (Blue Springs); father Donald Borts (Independence); granddaughter Kenya Jackson (St.Louis); grandsons Zachary Greeley (Kansas City); Jeremy Greeley and his wife Becky (San Antonio, TX); great grandchildren Owen, Kylie, Josh, and Bryce; niece, Shaunda (and her children McKenzyi, Ky, Zakry, Eli); nephew Vincent (and his children Isabella, Natalia) and her sweet little weenie dog, Lucy.

Pallbearers will be Jeremy Greeley, Zachary Greeley, Vincent Oliver, Richard Coleman, Terry Harvey, Miles Brown, and Chuck Hunter.

Memorials may be given to Foster Adopt Connect, 18600 E. 37th Terr., S., Independence, MO 64057.

The family wishes to extend our sincere thanks to Centerpoint Hospital, Dr Talley, Dr. Fischer, and all of the amazing nursing staff, for taking great care of her. Also, a huge thank you to Crossroads Hospice for all of the caring and kindness they provided for our family in our time of need. Thank you to all of our family and friends, for your kindness and comfort. We love and appreciate you all.


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Marsha Schilb

September 1, 2020

Worked with Carmen at SBC for many years. She was a good friend and always willing to help with any project.

Sorry for your loss.

Adrienne JoJo Brown

August 25, 2020

Carmen was a very special lady. She was selfless and always doing things for people in need. I spoke to one of my teacher friends who knew Carmen and let her know of her passing. She was sad and said that Carmen would give her items for her classroom to help her out throughout the years. This was Carmen's legacy. She would do this on a regular basis for a number of people. She was a giver without expecting anything in return. The world needs more Carmen's. I can smile when I think of her in paradise now in her beautiful mansion that has been built in her honor. Thank you Carmen for your loving example.

Sherry Evans

August 25, 2020

Met Carmen at Turning Point Church. I could always tell Carmen was a leader. She got things done! She had a heart of gold. If anyone was in need, she was there to help. She loved the children.
I will miss my friend but I know God has something special for her to do. RIP Carmen.

Edward Hylton

August 23, 2020

Carmen worked at 500 e. 8th at the same time I did. We were never in the same group, but we were really tight. She was one of the hardest working people in the building. I've been told it took more than 3 people to cover her job when she retired. I seen her and spoke many times after she retired. RIP my friend...the world is a sadder place without you in it.

Holly Roberts

August 23, 2020

No energy is lost nor destroyed , Carmen you will live on through spirit . Condolences for the family , sending all my love ❤️

Karen Cole

August 23, 2020

I am truly sorrow for your loss. Carmen graduated with me in '72' and while I don't remember a lot about her, I do know that she was a sweet person. I will miss her at our class reunions.

Lana Woolery

August 23, 2020

Enjoyed working with Carmen at SWBT, SBC and AT&T thru thick and thin. Praying for Carmen's family during this time.

Sandy Womack

August 23, 2020

I knew Carmen way back. Her mother babysitted my daughter 48 years ago, At the time Kristen Miller, when I started working for SWB.
Carmen was always a sweet loving lady. May she Rest In Peace! So sorry for your loss.
Sandy Womack


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