Cheryl Lee Johnson

Cheryl Lee Johnson, 63, of Mt. Pleasant, died Monday, April 26, 2021 at Arbor Court in Mt. Pleasant.

A graveside memorial service for Cheryl will be held at 1:30 PM on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at Forest Home Cemetery in Mt. Pleasant. The Reverend David Bracht-Wagner, Senior Pastor, First United Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Forest Home Cemetery.

There will be no visitation at the Kimzey Funeral Home, which is caring for Cheryl’s family. Online condolences may be left at

Cheryl, the former Cheryl Lee Holmes, was born August 10, 1957 in Fairfield. She was the daughter of Donald and Barbara (Pratt) Holmes. She was raised in the Stockport, IA area and graduated from Van Buren County High School in 1975. She furthered her education with classes at Southeastern Community College and Iowa Wesleyan University, as well as some on-line classes.

On February 11, 1988 in Mt. Pleasant, Cheryl was united in marriage to Donald Lee Johnson. The couple later divorced.

Cheryl was a longtime income tax preparation specialist with the Jackson Hewitt Company, primarily working at their kiosks in the Wal-Mart stores of Mt. Pleasant and Washington. Prior to that, Cheryl worked at the Jet-Stop at the Salem Stub.

Cheryl was a member of First United Methodist Church in Mt. Pleasant. She loved to bake and was exceptional with her wedding cake. She also had a keen interest in floral decoration and was a “wizard” in creating beautiful floral arrangements.

Those thankful for sharing in Cheryl’s life include her son and his wife, Michael and Linda Watson of Mt. Pleasant; a brother, Robert Holmes of Winchester, IA; 2 sisters and their husbands, Debra & Dan Glass of North Liberty, IA and Cathy & David Wyatt of Ruthven, IA; 7 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.

Her parents, former husband and a brother-in-law, Allen Miller, precede Cheryl in death.