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Johann Shearer

March 1, 1935 December 23, 2020
Johann Shearer
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Johann Shearer, 85, of Mount Carmel, Illinois, passed away on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at Oakview Nursing Home surrounded by the love of her family.  She was born March 1, 1935 in Breckenridge, Michigan, the daughter of Erna and Beulah Irene (Schonert) Honeycutt.  She married Donald K. Shearer on October 3, 1952 and together they enjoyed sixty-one years of marriage until his passing on January 26, 2014.   Johann was a member of the Mount Carmel High School graduating class of 1952.   Early in her working years, she was employed as a telephone operator and as a waitress.  She worked in the clothing factories, both in Mount Carmel and Albion, before her retirement in 1980.  Johann was an avid NASCAR fan and Casey Kane was her favorite driver.   Johann enjoyed traveling, where she visited forty-seven states either by car or motorcycle. Johann was a member of Asbury Chapel for sixty years. She was a loving mother and grandmother who was very proud of her family and enjoyed spending time with them.  Johann will be dearly missed.   Johann will be remembered by her daughter, Perfidia Woods and husband, Kenny of Mount Carmel; sons, Archey Shearer and wife Theresia of Plainfield, IN, Nick Shearer and wife Carol of Winder, GA and Rickey Shearer and wife Teresa of Carthage, TN; ten grandchildren, Zach (Ashlei) Woods, Josh (Melissa) Woods, Ashley (Josh) Dixon, Lauren (Allen) Dixon, Emily (Brandon) Sciara, Grace, Havah and Alivia Shearer, Hannah (Katelyn) Shearer, Paige (Stephen) Clay; great- grandchildren, Maddox, Payton and Avery Woods, Finley, Jaxx, Bo, Levi, Logan, Ashlynn, Morgan Kate, Sadie, Lacy and Jack Dixon, baby Clay arriving in June of 2021; sister, Sarah Small; brothers, Erna (Brenda) Honeycutt, Terry (Tina) Honeycutt;  many loved cousins, nieces and nephews.   Johann was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Donald Shearer; great-granddaughter, Callie Paige Woods; sister, Janet Ankenbrand; brother-in-law, Gaylord Small. A Private Family Graveside Service will be at 1:00 p.m., Sunday, December 27, 2020, at Highland Memorial Cemetery with Pastor Vaughn Courter officiating.  Johann will be laid to rest beside her beloved husband, Don. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions may be made in Johann’s memory to Victorious Children’s Home will be accepted at Keepes Funeral Home, 1500 North Cherry Street, Mount Carmel, IL 62863. Keepes Funeral Home is serving the family with the arrangements.  To view Johann’s tribute wall and leave condolences for the Shearer family, please visit
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Highland Memorial Cemetery Final Resting Place

college drive
Mount Carmel, il 62863

college drive Mount Carmel 62863 il
United States

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