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Verna Joan Johnson

Verna Joan Johnson

Verna Joan Johnson, age 80, of Quincy, died Thursday, May 12, 2022 at Blessing Hospital. She was born on September 7, 1941 in Quincy, the daughter of Thomas and Ida (Embry) McGraw.

Ms. Johnson was a 1959 graduate of Liberty High School. In her earlier years, she was employed by the CIA in Washington D.C. before working as a legal secretary for the law office of John F. Adams in Quincy and the Quincy Police Department for over 8 years. Verna also worked as a sales associate for Avon cosmetics. Verna enjoyed playing bingo at the Quincy Senior Center, working on word search books and puzzles and watching Law & Order, Dateline and her favorite shopping networks, HSN and QVC. Verna's greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Verna is survived by her son, Eric (Pam) Johnson of Fowler; siblings: Marcia "Sharon" McGraw of Barry, Janet (Gene) Gibson of Slidell, LA, and Steven McGraw of Kingston; six grandchildren: Erica Johnson and Blake Johnson of Quincy, Nicholas Johnson of GA, Ashley, Alexis and Amber Kaufman, all of Quincy; nine great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Everett "Ray" McGraw, Virgil McGraw and Jack McGraw; and one sister, Velma "Sissy" Carey.

A funeral service will be held 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at Duker and Haugh Funeral Home. Visitation will be held Tuesday morning from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.at Duker and Haugh Funeral Home. Burial will be at Kingston Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Quincy Senior Center. Condolences may be shared with the family at www.dukerandhaugh.com.

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