Janet Johnston, 87, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away with her family by her side at 10:19 P.M. October 21, 2019 at her residence. She was born March 15, 1932 in Mount Vernon to the late George and Cleo Mae (Reese) Grissom. Janet married Bill Johnston on November 25, 1952 in Mount Vernon. They were blessed with sixty-seven years of marriage.
In addition to her husband, Janet is survived by her sons, Michael Johnston and wife, Cindy of Mount Vernon, Illinois and Scott Johnston and special friend, Carla of Mount Vernon, Illinois; grandchildren, Kaitlin Church and husband, Cody of Carterville, Illinois, Matt Johnston and wife, Kourtney of Dahlgren, Illinois, Mallory Johnston and wife, Kim Tate of Mount Vernon, Illinois; great-grandchildren, Anson Johnston of Carterville, Illinois, Riley Faye Johnston of Dahlgren, Illinois, Rance Church of Carterville, Illinois; cousins, Jan, Jo Ellen, Judy; brother-in-law, Larry Johnston and wife, Laura of Mount Vernon, Illinois; sister-in-law, Linda Geary and husband, Bob of Henderson, Kentucky; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Janet was preceded in death by her brother, George Reese Grissom and brother-in-law, Gene Johnston.
Mrs. Johnston was a member of the Mount Vernon Ladies Tuesday Evening Cultural Society and the First United Methodist Church. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.
A Visitation will be held Friday, October 25, 2019 from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois. A Funeral Service will begin at 7:00 P.M. with Mr. Randy Sells officiating. Memorials may be made to the Arthritis Foundation.
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