The Obit For John Johns

John Ezekiel Johns, Sr.

Published in Chicago Tribune on May 7, 2012

John Ezekiel Johns, Sr., longtime resident of Glenview, born September 22, 1925 in Evanston and passed away May 5, 2012 in Evanston; beloved husband for 41 years of Eileen Johns, nee Gates; loving father of Rebecca (Eric) Foster and John (Jennifer) Johns, Jr.; cherished grandfather of Kelsey and William Foster, John III, Ethan, Isaac, Sena and Addie Johns; fond uncle of many nieces and nephews.

John was preceded in death by his siblings, Samuel (June) Johns, Helen Johns and Elsie (Jesse) Jones.

Mr. Johns played professional baseball for the New York Yankees and the Cleveland Indians. He also had a successful career as a car salesman.

Visitation Tuesday, May 8, 2012 from 4 to 8 p.m. at N.H. Scott & Hanekamp Funeral Home, 1240 Waukegan Rd., Glenview, (just south of Lake Ave. on west side).

Funeral service Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at 10 a.m. at Winnetka Bible Church, 555 Birch St., Winnetka, IL 60093.

Interment Ridgewood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Winnetka Bible Church or the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 651 W. Washington Blvd., Suite 400, Chicago, IL 60661. Funeral information 847-998-1020.