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Saturday, February 25, 2023
Starts at 2:00pm (Central time)
Veronica Johnson passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends on the 24th of January 2023. Veronica’s husband, Jim, passed away ten years earlier and we are certain they are together again. Veronica is survived by her two sons, Andrew and Edward, her daughter-in-law Evelyn and her two beloved grandchildren, Jack and Edie.
Veronica loved windy spring days, daffodils, birds of every stripe and sort, quilting with friends, traveling and spending time with her family and friends. She was a wonderful mother, a steadfast and loyal friend and always the person her sons came to for advice (even when they were plenty old enough to be dispensing advice).
Veronica was up for just about anything. Fly to New Zealand to see an old friend? Done. (She didn’t, despite her sons’ urging, visit any Lord of the Rings sites.) Go ziplining with her daughter-in-law and granddaughter in Belize? Absolutely. Explore Nicaragua during Easter? Sure. Fly out to Idaho and sit by a mountain river while her grandkids and their crazy dogs capered up and floated down on inner tubes? Heck yes. Travel to Prague with Ed? Absolutely (and Ed speaks Czech). Just this past September she flew, solo, to England to see her family - and loved every second of it even though she was already battling the illness that would sweep her away from us all.
Family and friends were everything for Veronica. She had a wide circle of friends from work, quilting, bird watching, the Harrisonville Community Center and from a lifetime of being warm and open to other people. Veronica always remembered the way her husband Jim’s mother Margaret made her feel welcome and part of the family from the first moment she arrived from England. She resolved to be just as welcoming to every member of the family that joined after she did. It brought her real joy to see others’ happiness. You could see it in her face if you caught her at just the right moment - a quiet smile to herself when she saw others laughing and smiling.
She knew how much we all loved her and how much we would miss her, and she would all want us to remember the happy times we spent with her. We miss and love you Veronica.
A Celebration of Veronica’s Life is planned for 2.00 PM, on the 25th of February in the Van Buren Room at the Harrisonville Community Center
Memorial contributions may be made to Wayside Waifs and may be sent in care of Dickey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 432, Harrisonville, Missouri 64701.