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Mitchell Hughes Funeral Home
Saturday February 26th, 2022
10:00am - 12:00pm

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Sarah Evelyn Johns

Sarah Evelyn Johns, age 98, of Marion, Illinois, passed away at 10:07am on Saturday, February 19, 2022 at her home in Marion, surrounded by her loving family.

Sarah was born November 09, 1923 in Williamson County, Illinois, a daughter of Harvey and Belle (Griffin) Borum. She married the love of her life, Arthur Lee Johns on November 09, 1940 in Jackson, Missouri. He preceded her in death on November 12, 2014.

Mrs. Johns was a charter member of the New Dennison Baptist Church. More recently, she was a member of the Marion Third Baptist Church. In her spare time, Sarah enjoyed working crossword puzzles and watching St. Louis Cardinal Baseball games. More than anything, Sarah loved her family and time spent with them, hearing about and enjoying all of her grandchildren's activities.

She is survived by two daughters, Sandra L. (Danny) Camden and Pamela S. (Pat) Evans; four grandchildren, Christie L. (Robert) Henson, April C. (Rick) Mitter, Jonathan D. (Jessica) Evans, and Heather S. (Tom) Chandler; one sister-in-law, Sonja Johns; and her great grandchildren, Hannah E. Henson, Gabe A. (Macy) Henson, Seth E. Burkhart, Lily E. Burkhart, Joel E. Burkhart, and Hope J. Evans, great great grandchildren Weston A. Henson and Hudson J. Henson. She is preceded in death by her husband Arthur Lee Johns; parents, two daughters, Leellyn Johns and Brenda K. Vandevoort; and six siblings.

Visitation will be Saturday, February 26th, 2022 from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion. Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 26, 2022, 12:00 PM at Mitchell Hughes Funeral Home with Rev. Larry Shacklee officiating. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery in Marion.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Carmi Baptist Children's Home or St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. Envelopes will be available and accepted at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home; 800 N. Market Street; Marion, IL 62959.

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I was so sorry to learn of Sarah's passing, and have very fond memories of her from my childhood . She was a lively , energetic person and I always enjoyed being around her. We had a nice visit a few years ago, and I will treasure that! My deepest sympathies for Sandy and Pam and all the family. She is with her beloved Arthur now, and for that we can all be grateful. Yours is a family of faith and I know you all feel the comfort that comes with that. Peace and love to you all.

Lynn Lansangan ( Lynnie Henry) Mar 7 2022 12:35 PM

Sorry for your family's loss. Prayers for you all.

Mike Mayhew Feb 25 2022 6:55 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Sarah Johns

Patty Bock Feb 24 2022 12:36 AM

Sorry for your loss. I know God's love is with you to get you through. Love you all

Jackie Jo Feb 23 2022 6:51 PM