Marie A. Johnson

April 14, 1933April 7, 2021

Marie Alleen Johnson, age 87, of Lee’s Summit, Missouri joined our Father in Heaven on April 7, 2021.

Marie was born in Callao, Missouri to Gilbert and Mida (Cavanaugh) Day. She married her lifelong soulmate, Ivan Johnson on the 25th of February 1950. They had a wonderful life together being a “team”, loving, laughing and caring for one another.

They were blessed with three children: Debbie (husband Jim Singleton), Mike Johnson, and Doug (wife Karen Johnson). They had six grandchildren; Jason (wife Amanda Singleton), Kim (husband James Watson), Kristi (husband Dustin Herschberger), Chad (wife Melissa Johnson), Dusty (late wife Krystal Johnson), and Jamie (husband Anthony Amspacker). Also, sixteen great-grandchildren: Lexi, Haley, Graham, Ashford, Kendall, Lindsey, Kate, Karly, Tristin, Brek, Tate, Britton, Truitt, Brylee, Landen, and Autumn. She has a brother, James Day.

Marie worked as an office manager at Payless Groceries. She was also a long time member of Longview Chapel Christian Church in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. She and Ivan contributed many hours of volunteer service over the years serving as deacons, hospitality coordinators, newsletter coordinators and just about anything that was needed. She has been a faithful Christian. Her strong values, faith and devotion to God set an example for all of us.

Marie and Ivan have always enjoyed supporting their grandkids and great-grandkids with their sporting activities, school plays, musical events, Grandparent’s Days, Boy and Girl Scouts and graduations. They were very social and loved to have coffee, play cards and get together with friends. She especially enjoyed the frequent driveway gatherings with her neighbors.

Marie was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Orval Day; her sisters, Dorothy Love and Darlene Hartung; her son, Michael Johnson and “granddaughter,” Krystal Johnson.

Marie was loved beyond measure and will be missed immensely.

In lieu of flowers, make contributions to The American Heart Association.


  • Louis Gilbert Day, Father (deceased)
  • Mida F. (Cavanaugh) Day, Mother (deceased)
  • Orval Day, Brother (deceased)
  • Dorothy Love, Sister (deceased)
  • Darlene Hartung, Sister (deceased)
  • Michael Johnson, Son (deceased)
  • Krystal Johnson, Granddaughter (deceased)
  • Ivan L. Johnson, Husband
  • Debbie Singleton (Jim), Daughter
  • Michael Johnson, Son
  • Doug Johnson (Karen), Son
  • Jason Singleton (Amanda), Grandson
  • Kim Watson (James), Granddaughter
  • Kristi Herschberger (Dustin), Granddaughter
  • Chad Johnson (Melissa), Grandson
  • Dusty Johnson (Krystal - deceased), Grandson
  • Jamie Amspacker (Anthony), Granddaughter
  • Lexi, Haley, Graham, Ashford, Kendall, Lindsey, Kate, Karly, Tristin, Brek, Tate, Britton, Truitt, Brylee, Landen & Autumn, Grandchildren
  • James Day, Brother


  • Visitation

    Monday, April 12, 2021

  • Celebration of Life

    Monday, April 12, 2021


Marie A. Johnson

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Gail Horman

April 14, 2021

I had the pleasure of meeting Ivan and Marie in 2016 when I featured their love story in the Winterset magazine. They were so generous with their time and information. Please know that Ivan and the rest of your family are in my prayers as you mourn the passing of Marie. She was a wonderful lady.

Rene' Kroll

April 13, 2021

To all of you beloved Johnson clan,

While my time as part of the larger, extended clan was relatively short, Marie remains in my heart as Aunt Rie. Her infectious smile and laugh, her concern for everyone she knew, her love for Ivan, and their partnership for all these years. Marie's fierce love for her family. She was a firecracker - small but mighty!

My sympathies and prayers as you all grieve her passing. May you feel God's peace and comfort, knowing there will one day be a joyful reunion.

Rene' & Ed Kroll

Wanda Baze

April 8, 2021

Dear Ivan, Doug, Debbie and Family,
My deepest sympathy to each of you. Marie was a beautiful lady in every way. Sam and I enjoyed her friendship for many years beginning with her years working at Payless in Prairie Village. I admired her for many reasons, most of all the way she loved and cared for her family.
May you be surrounded by the love of God, family and friends during these difficult days. May your many precious memories be a comfort and blessing.
Wanda Baze

nancy and larry brown

April 8, 2021

We loved Marie and she will dearly be missed. She was the glue that kept the neighborhood together. This past year we would gather for a driveway social /Happy Hour. Every one loved her, she was life of the party.

Rest in peace with God