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Obituaries

Obituaries

Mary Beth Johnston 1928 - 2007 Lawrence

Funeral services for Mary Beth Johnston, 79, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Trinity Lutheran Church. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.Mrs. Johnston died Sunday, Feb. 18, 2007, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.She was born Jan. 25, 1928, in Odessa, Mo., the daughter of Steven W. and Jessie Slaughter Adams Pollard.She moved to Lawrence in 1943 and graduated from Liberty Memorial High School in 1945. She then attended Lawrence Business College.Mrs. Johnston retired from the Kansas University Life Span Institute in 1993. She previously worked at Standard Mutual Life Insurance Co. and the Douglas County Register of Deeds Office.She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Stephen Ministry, Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, Carol's Brunch Senior Bowlers and the Masters Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi.She married Roy L. Johnston on June 10, 1951, in Lawrence. He survives, of the home.Other survivors include a daughter, Lisa L. Johnston, Lawrence; two sons, Bruce A. and wife Pattie, Lawrence, and David W. and wife Melody, Oak Hill, Va.; and a sister, Dorsey Goff, Prattville, Ala. She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Julie Ann, in 1963.The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. today at Warren-McElwain Mortuary.The family suggests memorials to the church, the Oncology Department at Lawrence Memorial Hospital or a charity of the donor's choice, sent in care of the mortuary. Online condolences may be sent at <a href="http://www.warrenmcelwain.com">www.warrenmcelwain.com</a>, subject: Johnston.