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Jimmie and Julie Louthan

Quincy, IL
Quincy University


Phone: 217-214-7436


Walk-Up/Intro Song: Anything G&R
Gemstone: Topaz
Favorite sport & pro team: Baseball / Braves
Favorite Food: Any meal with my family
Least Favorite Food: Tofu
Top 3 Sports Movies: Brian’s Song, Moneyball, Rudy
Spirit Animal: Mule


Walk-Up/Intro Song: ***NERD ALERT*** “Don’t Rain on My Parade” -Barbara Streisand version
Favorite Form of Gemstone: Diamonds, of course!
Favorite sport & team: Baseball (St. Louis Cardinals) and College Basketball
Favorite Food: Loaded Nachos
Least Favorite Food: Mussels
Top 3 Sports Movies: Sandlot, Glory Road, Moneyball
Spirit Animal: According to an online survey, I have the spirit of an owl

2018 is the fourth season as Gems owners for Jimmie and Julie Louthan. In addition to the Gems, the Louthan’s own JJ’s Catering and Café J at 1400 N. 30th in Quincy. It was through the catering business that the Louthan’s became a part of Gems baseball, handling the concessions during the 2014 season. They took over ownership of the club in 2015.

Deron Johnson


Phone: 217-2147-436

Walk-Up/Intro Song: “Here I Go Again” by Whitesnake

Favorite Gemstone: Sapphire

Favorite sport & team: Baseball, the St. Louis Cardinals and the Gems of course!

Favorite & Least Favorite Foods
Favorite: Filet mignon.
Least favorite: mushrooms or coconut

Top 3 Sports Movies: Field of Dreams, Bull Durham, Rocky

Deron Johnson is in his fourth season as the Assistant General Manager of the Gems. A Quincy native, Johnson handles many aspects of the game day operations during the season and performs sales and marketing duties for the club in the off-season.

Johnson has been involved in sales for many years, including a long tenure with the Quincy Herald-Whig, various other media companies, and he was part of the Hannibal Cavemen staff for 3 years before assuming the Assistant GM role with the Gems. He lives in Quincy and has two daughters and two grandchildren.