Effie Lavon Johnson, 78, of St. Joseph passed away Monday, April 1, 2013 at Heartland Regional Medical Center. Effie was born on May 11, 1934 in St. Joseph to John Miles and Mary Alice (Jones) Wilson. She graduated from Benton High School and attended Business College. She married Harry Edwin Johnson on December 4, 1953 in St. Joseph. He survives of the home. She worked in Advertising at Affiliated Foods, Inc., from where she retired. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. Effie was preceded in death by her parents and 2 sisters . . .