Linda B. Johnson

Linda B. Johnson, age 76, of Cameron, MO, passed away peacefully Sunday evening, May 17, 2020, at her home surrounded by her loving family. Linda was born on Dec. 3, 1943, in Kansas City, the daughter of Lewis Ray Allen and Velva Jewell Eilene (Trussell) Ivy. As a young child she was baptized at the Holt Baptist Church. Linda was a 1962 graduate of Lathrop High School. On Oct. 7, 1962, she was united in marriage to Lyndall Johnson in Independence. They made their home in Holt for 32 years, before moving to rural Cameron in 1998. Linda worked for Milbank Manufacturing in Kansas City as a punch press operator and foreman. She was a member of the Holt and Cameron United Methodist churches. 

Linda always put the needs of others first, especially those of her family. She was always willing to help and would give the shirt off of her back. Linda was strong-willed, but patient. She never had a bad word to say about anyone. Linda loved flowers and embroidering baby blankets for children and grandchildren. Linda’s love for her family was evident. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

Linda was preceded in death by her parents; granddaughters, Jennie Williams and Tabitha Cantwell; brothers, Robbie Ivy and Jack Ivy Sr.; and sister, Dixie Ivy. 

Survivors include her husband, Lyndall of the home; sons, Larry (Wendy) Johnson of Excelsior Springs and Lonnie Johnson of Cameron; daughters, Lisa (Stan) Holder, Lori Johnson, and Jody (Lou) Cantwell, all of Cameron, and Beverly Cisco of Lee’s Summit; sister, Carol King of Lathrop; brother, Ray Ivy of Lathrop; 12 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and other extended family also survive.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, May 22, at the Polo United Methodist Church in Polo. A visitation will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday evening, also at the church. Those in attendance will be asked to follow social distancing guidelines and CDC recommendations. Burial will follow at Cowgill Cemetery in Cowgill. Friends may call at the funeral home from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Thursday. Flowers are appreciated and memorial contributions are suggested to the Masonic Home of Missouri or Polo United Methodist Church in care of the funeral home. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Stith Family Funeral Home in Polo. An online guestbook at

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