Obituary and Service Information for Barbara Ann Johnston
|Johnston, Barbara Ann|
Barbara Ann Johnston, 81, of Pevely, formerly of Crystal City, died on June 27, 2019, at Festus Manor Nursing Center in Festus, Missouri. Mrs. Johnston was a member of New Testament Baptist Church in Festus. She was a 1956 graduate of Crystal City High School and a 1959 Graduate of Southeast Missouri State University with a degree in education. After she retired from teaching, she worked in the Missouri State Government and then later returned to her hometown where she eventually retired from the Bi-State Development agency. She enjoyed writing novels, working puzzles and spending time with her grandchildren. She was a Sunday School teacher for more than 30 years.
Born May 25, 1938, in Crystal City, Missouri, she was the daughter of the late Chesley Leo and Barbara Lydia (Fast) Sims.
She is survived by her Daughter: Jill (Andrew) Orlando of Pevely; two grandchildren: Taylor (Jacob) Massa of Crystal City and Morgan (Kenyon) Klousia of St Louis; two great grandchildren: Luca and Lena Massa of Crystal City.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years Dale Arthur Johnston and her son Grant Sims Johnston (Former Mayor of Crystal City).
Per Barbara’s request Funeral Services were private and made under the direction of Mahn Funeral Home in Festus.
Donations may be made to the Helping Hands Backpack Program for Crystal City Students; 1100 Mississippi Ave, Crystal City, MO 63019.