Mary Elizabeth Johnston age 89 of Versailles, Ohio, went to be with the Lord at 1:20 P.M. on Thursday, August 12, 2010 at Wayne Hospital in Greenville. Mary was born March 25, 1921 in Claysville, Pennsylvania, to the late Alva & Goldie (Kerns) Black.
Mary was a homemaker and caregiver. She was a member of the Versailles United Methodist Church. Mary loved to bake for the Easter Market for the church. She also loved to paint and draw. Mary loved spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, Mary is also preceded in death by her husband, Ralph E. Johnston Sr. on March 25, 2010 whom she married July 6, 1942; and a sister, Lucille Meyer.
Mary is survived by a daughter, Nancy Marrs of Versailles; son, Ralph Johnston Jr. of Versailles; grandchildren, Kevin Marrs of Versailles, Alicia & Sam Meadows of Taos, New Mexico, and Libby & Chad Kennard of Grand Junction, Colorado; great grandchildren, Sara Marrs of Moraine, Ohio, and Jade & Ashton Meadows of Taos, New Mexico; sisters, Katherine Dross of Yorkshire and Grace Linniman of Versailles; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, August 16, 2010 at 2:00 P.M. at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles, with Pastor Rick Gutheil officiating. Burial will follow in Graceland Cemetery in Sidney. The family will receive friends on Monday from 12:00 to 2:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Versailles United Methodist Church. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com.