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Beverly Inez Johnson

Beverly Inez (Bell) Johnson of Raymore passed peacefully on December 7, 2023.

Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, December 12, at Cullen Funeral Home, Inc., 612 W. Foxwood Dr., Raymore, MO 64083. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, December 13 with burial to follow at Greenlawn Cemetery, Kansas City, MO.

Beverly Inez Johnson

Beverly was born in Kansas City, Mo., on August 27, 1931. She was the oldest of three children of Frank E. and Edith L. (Waller) Bell. Beverly had two siblings, Janet Earlene (Bell) Dyer (Philip) and Col. William E. Bell (Mary).

Beverly married Earl Warren (Bud) Johnson on June 10, 1949. They were blessed with six (as Bev would say, “Perfect” children). Patti Wescoat (Larry), Kelly Johnson (Pam), Tim Johnson (Debbie), Paul Johnson (Nancy), Julie Kincaid (Brian), Zach Johnson (Shannon). She had 21 grandkids, 34 great grandkids and 6 great-great-grandkids.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Edith Bell, her sister and brother-in-law Janet and Philip Dyer, and brother Col. Bill Bell, her husband, Bud Johnson, two daughters-in-law, Kathy (West) Johnson and Sheryl (Scoggins) Johnson and one son-in-law Andrew Aguirre.

Beverly and Bud lived in the Kansas City area most of their married lives. Together they built, owned and operated B/J Productions for over 45 years. B/J Productions was a Promotional Company that included B/J Photos for Santa and the Easter Bunny pictures at many local malls and events; and the Bud Johnson Petting Zoo which traveled locally as well as over much of the northwestern United States. Many of their children and grandchildren were active participants in their business as well.

Beverly was raised attending church as a child. As a young mother she was active at the First Baptist Church of Grandview. She taught Sunday School and had an active role in the WMU (Women’s Missionary Union). In 1970 she moved her membership from the First Baptist church to Belvidere Heights Baptist Church and remained active as a Sunday School teacher, member of the Church Council and WMU until her death. She loved the Lord Jesus with all her heart, read her Bible and prayed daily, which guided her life and she had a continuing prayer list for her children, family and friends.

Beverly would always tell everyone that all of her children were “Perfect,” even as her children would shake their heads. Beverly enjoyed doing things and going places with her kids and she talked with them daily. She enjoyed traveling and visiting with friends. She enjoyed going to the great-grandkids' sports events and school programs. She was loved and will be missed by all who knew her!

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Belvidere Heights Baptist Church 15109 White Ave, Grandview, MO 64030.

Arrangements: Cullen Funeral Home, Inc.

Raymore, MO 816-322-5278


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