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Kathryn A. Johnston

Friday, January 29, 2010

Kathryn A. Johnston
Funeral services for Mrs. Kathryn A. Johnston, 87, of Spencer will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Spencer. Rev. William Schreiber will officiate the service.

Visitation will begin at 3 p.m. Friday. The family will greet friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday, at the Warner Funeral Home in Spencer.

A Catholic Vigil service will be held at 5 p.m. Friday, and a Catholic Rosary will be held following the Vigil Service at the Warner Chapel of Spencer.

Interment will come at a later date in Atlantic, Ia.

Mrs. Johnston passed away Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2010, at home in Spencer.

Kathryn A. Johnston, the daughter of Andrew and Kate (Burke) Johnson, was born July 26, 1922, on a farm near Anita, Ia. Her childhood years were spent in Atlantic, Iowa, where she received her education, graduating from Atlantic High School in 1939. Following her schooling, she worked as a telephone operator for the telephone company in Atlantic. She later worked for Nelson Automotive in Atlantic.

In 1952, Kathryn moved to Spencer, Ia., where she became part owner of Johnston Automotive. She sold her interest in Johnston Automotive in 1978, but continued to work there as a bookkeeper until the time of her death after 62 years in the auto parts business. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Spencer. Kathryn was also active in the community with the TTT and the Clay County Federated Garden Club. She enjoyed gardening, yardwork, attending the Okoboji Summer Theater throughout her years and she was an avid bridge player.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Kate and Andrew; a brother, Dale in infancy; and a nephew, George Dennis.

Left to cherish her memory are her sister, Eileen Dennis of Atlantic, Ia.; her niece, Carol Hansen that lived with Kathryn for the last 17 years of Spencer; four nephews: Dr. David L. Dennis and his wife, Patricia of Redding, Calif., Bob Dennis and his wife, Pat of Atlantic, Mike Dennis and his wife, Betty of Atlantic, and Bill Dennis and his wife, Cathy of Anita, Ia.; numerous great nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be designated to the Okoboji Summer Theater, Sacred Heart Catholic Church or the Notre Dame Sisters of Omaha.

Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.