Carnations 5
Official Obituary of

Jonnie Warner

October 20, 1948 ~ March 3, 2024 (age 75) 75 Years Old

Jonnie Warner Obituary

It is with great sadness and grief that we announce the death of a kind and beautiful woman, Jonnie Lynn Matteson Warner.

A memorial visitation will be held on Wednesday March 6, 2024, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Barkley Funeral Chapel in Greenup.

On October 20, 1948, Jonnie came into this world and changed it forever.  She was born to John T Matteson and Rosemary Stockbarger Matteson.  She grew up in a household that included her brother, Scott (Sheila) Matteson and sister, Lorna (Tim) Marshall.  One evening, she met Carl “Jump” Warner and declared to her friends later that night, “I wouldn’t mind having his boots under my bed in the morning” Long story, short they were married in May of 1968. She and Jump had two children, Jennifer Wellbaum (and her husband Gary) and Jason  Warner (and his wife Amy). She was a stay-at-home mom when they were little and also a babysitter for other lucky kiddos. She worked at Ettelbrick’s Shoe Factory, ER Moore and the Cumberland Rehab and Nursing Home during her later working career.

She enjoyed several adventures during her life and always lived her life in harmony with those around her who she loved deeply. She and Jump worked alongside her parents and siblings at the Salad Bowl in Greenup, cooking, serving, cleaning, and making the lives of those around her better.

Some will remember fondly the Taco Stand at the Cumberland County Fairgrounds back when tacos were not standard weeknight dinner fare. Through this stand she proudly carried on the tradition of serving the public amazing food like her grandparents and parents before her.

Her grandchildren: Finn Wellbaum, Hannah Wellbaum, Jacob Warner, and Ashlynn Warner were the pride and joy of her life.  She was the best grandmother any child could wish for, and they will all miss her horribly. She always had snacks, crafts, activities, toys, hugs and “I love you” for each of them.  She was always ready to entertain, telling stories and subjecting herself to many makeovers, all for the joy of her grandkids. Both Finn and Hannah lived with her while they attended college, and she opened her home and her heart during their stays. She would get to school an hour early just to be first in the pickup line for Jacob and Ashlynn once she learned they loved to be picked up first, always coming with a snack and a newspaper. Her favorite job was working as a volunteer at Sacred Heart during Jacob and Ashlynn’s time there. She continued to show up for each and every sporting event and major activity throughout all of their years at school. During each and every game, she always made sure to tell everyone, with a grin on her face, that any sporty talents came from her.  She was always the number one supporter.

Throughout her years, she and Jump enjoyed traveling with their family. They spent many years traveling to and from Canada each summer in order to spend time making memories. Always the master fishermen, she and Jump were always enthusiastic to help both catching and cooking any catches from the day. In their time off the lake, they took great pride in spending time with their grandkids, doing any and everything that was asked of them, if only to make Finn and Hannah smile. After Jump had passed, Jonnie continued to travel with her family, always in pursuit of making memories. Jonnie traveled by train to visit her brother, Scott, in Virginia and toured all the sights she could take in. She traveled to Niagara Falls with Jason and his family, as well as adding a flight to her list of firsts in order to join her grandchildren on a Disney cruise. Even when enjoying her vacation, she wanted nothing more than to embrace life with her family.

She continuously poured herself into those she loved and loved her in laws as her own children. She was always ready to help, not only her loved ones, but anyone who would find themselves in need. While she will continue to live on through her family, she will also live on in each and every person she was able to help throughout her life.

In Lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Sacred Heart School in Effingham. Online condolences can be expressed at

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Memorial Visitation
March 6, 2024

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Barkley Funeral Chapel Greenup
300 N Kentucky St.
Greenup, IL 62428


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