DE SOTO — Carol Johnson Ruckman, 74, passed away Wednesday, July 15, 2015, at the home of her sister, Marilyn Harpool in De Soto surrounded by family.
Carol was born Oct. 20, 1940, in Cape Girardeau, the daughter of Bill and Glenda Johnson, also of Cape, where she lived until moving to McClure, and attended Shawnee High School.
Carol married Otis Monahan and lived most of her life in Illinois.
She had two children, Rebecca and David Monahan.
She was of the Southern Baptist Faith.
Carol lived with Marilyn in De Soto over the last 10 years.
Carol is survived by her children; and her grandson, Scott Lockhart of Marion; her sisters, Shirley Nack of Carbondale, Judith Tucker and Marilyn Harpool of De Soto, and Linda Romero of Folsom, Louisiana; brothers Cletus and Richard Johnson; and several nieces and nephews.
There will be a private family memorial.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois, 204 Halfway Road, Marion, IL 62959.
Although she struggled with her health for a very long time, she loved life and her family. She will be sorely missed.
Walker Funeral Home and Crematory of Carbondale in charge of arrangements.