Lois Johnson (Talley) (Young)

December 9, 1930 ~ October 6, 2020 (age 89)


Lois Johnson 89, of East Moline, passed away Tuesday, 6 Oct 2020 at Genesis-Illini, Silvis

A live streamed private family service will be held at 1:00pm on Monday, 12 Oct 2020 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home and Crematory, Rock Island, and can be viewed at A public visitation will be held from 12:00pm (noon) until 1:00pm at the funeral home. Private inurnment will be held at Davenport Memorial Park Cemetary. Memorials may be made to the family

Lois was born on 9 Dec 1930 in Birdell, AR – the daughter of Will and Rose (Shockley) Young. She was the youngest of nine children, all of whom preceded her in death

Lois was first married to John Henry (Buster) Talley Jr. until he passed. Lois later married Charles Johnson, from Davenport, IA who also preceded her in death.

Lois retired from John Deere and Co. as a machine operator and assembler. She was an avid bowler and baseball player. With her 6 foot stature, she was a mean shortstop in her younger day.

Lois enjoyed watching baseball with her husband Charles and they enjoyed a friendly rivalry – St. Louis Cardinals vs the Chicago Cubs. Lois was a member of the Greater Antioch Church which later became Macedonia Baptist Church in Rock Island, IL under the guise of Pastor Farrell. She loved to hear the choir sing – even though she herself couldn’t. She also dabbled in making patch-work quilts in her spare time, all the while enjoying her family and friends and talking excessively on the telephone

Lois is survived by her children: Felisita M. Weatherall (Richard), Milwaukee, WI; Lenora A. Talley, Houston, TX; Lawrence E. Talley, Rock Island, IL; D. Stephon Talley, East Moline, IL; Judith A. Ndubisi, Minneapolis, MN; R. Anthony Talley, Moline, IL

Grandchildren: Larry D. McQueen, East Moline, IL; Bridgette A. Leonard, Houston, TX; Jeffery C. Tyler, Nashville, TN; Vhirshante C. Thompson, Houston, TX; Courtney L. McQueen, East Moline, IL; Lawrence E. Talley Jr., Phoenix, AZ; Kendra A. Talley, Phoenix, AZ; Soraya M. Talley, Rock Island, IL; Khalil M. Talley, Phoenix, AZ; Katlyn Voss-Talley, Milwaukee, WI; Trenton Talley, Milwaukee, WI; Patience Talley, Houston, TX; Shanicke Y. Talley, Minneapolis, MN; Patrick M. Free, Houston, TX

She also leaves a host of Great Grandchildren, Great Great Grandchildren, family and friends to cherish her memory

Of note: Lois has two special nephews, Charles McCarroll and Carl Johnson, both of Rock Island, IL. Both were told by their mothers to help take care of Lois, their baby sister, when she and Buster moved their family up North to Illinois from the south. And they both did “just so”.

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October 12, 2020

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home and Crematory
3030 - 7th Avenue
Rock Island, IL 61201

Private Family Live Broadcasted Service
October 12, 2020

1:00 PM
Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home and Crematory
3030 - 7th Avenue
Rock Island, IL 61201

Video is available for this event

Private Inurnment

Davenport Memorial Park Cemetery
1022 E. 39th St.
Davenport, IA 52807

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