Jill Teresa Johnson, Aug. 28, 1975 — Jan. 20, 2013, of Columbia

Thursday, January 24, 2013 | 1:16 p.m. CST; updated 2:48 p.m. CST, Thursday, January 24, 2013

Jill Teresa Johnson, 37, passed away peacefully on Sunday morning, January 20th, 2013, at University Hospital in Columbia, MO, surrounded by family members. A resident of Rocheport, MO, Jill was born on August 28th, 1975, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. She spent her early years there and later made many happy memories returning to visit her beloved grandparents, aunts, uncles, and many cousins. Jill grew up in Christiansburg, Virginia. From an early age, she was independent and artistic, and she loved animals and gardening. After graduating with a degree in agriculture from the University of Illinois, she soon found her calling in social work, earning a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia.