Mary Beth Johnston
Mary Beth Johnston age 67 of Gardner, formally of Wellsville, Kan. passed away at her home after a battle with lung cancer.
Mary Beth was born Aug. 18, 1943 in Welch, W. Va. to William and Reicle Henson. Her father was in the service, so the family lived in different locations as she was growing up.
On July 9, 1980 she was united in marriage to Ronald Johnston in Olathe, Kan. They made their home in Wellsville where during her life she had a beauty shop and in her earlier years she was a nurse’s aid for several nursing homes, and also was a social worker. She was a caring person and gave a helping hand wherever she was needed.
Survivors include her husband Ron, of the home; sons, Brian Hall and wife Debbie, of Salina, Kan., Gerri Hall and wife Shannon, of Point Comfort, Texas, Garri Hall and wife Michelle, of Fairview, Tenn., Roger Henson and wife Becky, of Fairview, Tenn.; sister Janice Conkwrite, of Marietta, Ga.; 13 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. She will be dearly missed by family and friends.
A celebration of life will be scheduled at a later date. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
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Arrangements by Penwell – Gabel Paola Chapel 305 N. Pearl Street Paola, KS 66071 (913) 294-2372.