Margery E. Johnston

Date of Death: 2/10/2018

Margery E. Johnston

Nov. 3, 1926 - Feb. 10, 2018

Margery E. Johnston, 91, Hollidaysburg, died Saturday morning, Feb. 10, 2018, at Presbyterian Village at Hollidaysburg after a brief illness.

She was born in Turkey Valley, daughter of the late Gilbert and Violet (Bice) Harnish. On March 27, 1944, in Baltimore, Md., she married Calvin S. Johnston, who preceded her in death on July 27, 1982.

Surviving are four children: Jon C. (JoAnn) of Hollidaysburg, Jennifer Farrell (John) of State College, Joanel Young (Edward) of Bellwood and Janice Freehling (companion, Dave Ellis) of Altoona; three grandchildren: Sean Farrell, Brian Farrell (Kim) and Elizabeth Young; several great-grandchildren; and a brother, Dennis Harnish (Betty) of Hollidaysburg.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Phyllis; and a grandson, Jason.

Margery was a 1944 graduate of Hollidaysburg High School and retired as a licensed practical nurse, having worked at Hollidaysburg State Hospital and then Hollidaysburg Veterans Home until 1986.

Margery was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Hollidaysburg. She enjoyed her pets and watching football, and she loved to read.

Friends will be received from 10 a.m. until the 1 p.m. funeral service on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, at Plank, Stitt & Stevens Funeral Home,421 Montgomery St., Hollidaysburg, with Pastor Marlys Hershberger officiating. Entombment will be in Alto-Reste Park Cemetery.

The family requests that donations in memory of Margery be made to Mending Hearts Animal Rescue, P.O. Box 97, Hollidaysburg PA 16648 or Central Pennsylvania Humane Society,1837 E. Pleasant Valley Blvd., Altoona, PA 16602 . 


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