Diannia Lea Mead Johnson, 60, daughter of Troy E. Mead and Betty Lou Rimel Carroll, was born May 26, 1944, at Simmons, She died Feb. 14, 2005, at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.Mrs. Johnson attended 12 years of school at Cabool and spent most of her adult life in the Cabool area.She married Loren H. Johnson Jan. 9, 1965, at Solo. They had two sons. During the early years of their marriage, they traveled to various states in telephone construction. They returned to Cabool in 1972 and lived at her birthplace.She was converted at age 11 and attended the First Free Will Baptist Church for many years. She sang with quartets and duets. For the last two years, she attended the Mount Pisgah Church. She was preceded in death by her father; stepfather, Ellsworth Carroll; and grandparents, Bill and Gladys Rimel and Ed and Eva Mead.Surviving are her husband of 40 years; two sons, Jesse Scott and William Jeffrey of Cabool; her mother of Cabool; brother, Gary Mead of Cabool; and two grandchildren.Services were Feb. 19 at the Cabool Christian Church with the Rev. David Carroll officiating. Burial was in the Cabool Cemetery under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool.Memorials may be made to the Cabool Alumni Association. “

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