Marjorie “Sue” Suzanne Johnson

Marjorie Suzanne Johnson was born May 6th, 1944 to Wilbur & Monica Blaco.  She departed this mortal life and entered life eternal on March 2nd, 2024.  She graduated from North Kansas City High School in 1962 and from St. Luke’s School of Nursing in 1965.  She had a desire to experience as many aspects of nursing as she possibly could throughout her career.  As a result, she worked as a staff nurse, as head nurse of a pediatric unit, at a psychiatric facility, as a circulating nurse in surgery, in special procedures, as a school nurse, and finally as a public health nurse.  She retired from nursing in 2010.  She always sought to provide tender, caring, compassionate care to those she ministered to.

She was married briefly in the 1970’s.  The blessing of that time was the arrival of her daughter, Kirsten.  She was devoted to Kirsten and her family, especially to her two granddaughters, Kaydi and Savannah.

In 1991, she married the love of her life, Douglas Johnson.  Together, they spent 33 years of wonderful living together and were totally devoted to one another.  They loved each other unconditionally and adored one another absolutely.  He is an Episcopal priest and so Sue (as she liked to be known) became the perfect soul mate as she went along with her husband to various locales serving the Lord.

Besides being active in her local congregation of the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection in Blue Springs, Missouri, she had also been quite active in the Mid America Episcopal Cursillo and in the Daughters of the King.  Additionally, she had been a member of PEO (a women’s philanthropic organization) throughout much of her adult life.

She is survived by her husband Douglas, of the home; her daughter Kirsten Book and son-in-law Dana Book, Topeka, KS,; granddaughters Kaydi and Savannah Book, Topeka, KS; sister Judy Lesh, Independence, MO; brother Tim Blaco, Kansas City, MO; and nephews and nieces.  Also, sisters-in-law Anne O’Leary, Zionsville, IN; Janie Johnson, Jefferson City, MO; and Bobbie Johnson, Ashburn, VA.

Memorials are requested for the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection in Blue Springs, MO.  Sue’s Memorial Service will be April 20th at the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection in Blue Springs, MO.  Visitation will be at 10:00 am, followed by her Memorial Service at 11:00 am. A reception will take place after the memorial service.

The world has not known a more loving, tender, caring, compassionate soul than Sue.

May her soul now rest in peace and may light perpetual shine upon her.  May she truly rise in glory everlasting.



  1. Debbie Burkett on March 7, 2024 at 11:08 am

    Deepest sympathy and prayers. The world has lost a shining light.

  2. Donna Meyer on March 7, 2024 at 11:59 am

    She was pure love, and I loved her more than words can say. There are no words to express how much I will miss her, she took a piece of my heart when she left us. Rest in the arms of the angels, till we meet again. Now the memories I have stored are so precious!

  3. Dorothy Haskin on March 7, 2024 at 12:40 pm

    So sorry to hear of Sue’s death. She and her sister, Judy, spent lots of time at Wheaton when they were growing up.

  4. Mindy & Steve Swayne on March 7, 2024 at 1:03 pm

    Sue was sweetness and goodness personified. She will be missed.

  5. Gary and Becky on March 7, 2024 at 10:52 pm

    Sue was such a fine example for DOK and PEO, among her many virtues. I never heard her say an unkind word about a sister. We were blessed to have her.

    Our hearts weep for Doug and all the family. May you feel God’s Presence and comfort.
    Love, Gary and Becky

  6. Nickole Hayden and Family on March 8, 2024 at 3:21 pm

    There are no words to express how deeply we are saddened by the loss of Sue. She was a very special friend and shall miss her greatly. Fly with angels dear Sue.
    With love Nickole and family

  7. Cynthia & Bill Winterrowd on March 8, 2024 at 3:58 pm

    May Sue’s soul rest in peace & May the peace & love of God be with you & your family

  8. Genie Kuske on March 8, 2024 at 7:13 pm

    Sue was so dear and a friend to all. My heart breaks for Fr. Doug and her family. May she rest in peace and rise in glory.

  9. Kay Payne RN on March 9, 2024 at 7:30 am

    Susie, was my dear friend since the early 60s at St Luke’s School of Nursing in KC. We got together many times with other nursing alum over these many years since graduation in 1965. I will certainly miss her and her gentle Christian Spirit. There is rejoicing in Heaven!

  10. Deacon Vicky Anderson on April 20, 2024 at 1:45 pm

    Prayers for you all. Sue is deeply loved. God’s peace.

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