Maxine Johnston

August 02, 1920 ‒ October 30, 2008

Landrum, SC formerly of Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD~ Maxine Johnston, age 88, formerly of Palomar Drive, Mansfield, passed away in her Landrum, South Carolina home, where she had been living the past three years.

She was born August 2, 1920 in Galion to Harry L. and Donna B. (Lane) Camplin, and lived there throughout her school years and was graduated from Galion High School in 1937. She attended Ohio University where she met her husband, Leo Johnston.

After WWII, they opened a paint and wallpaper store in Galion. Several years later, they moved to Mt. Gilead where they operated a dairy farm and eventually moved to Mansfield where they began a construction company. She and her husband operated Midwest Constructors for more than forty years.

She was active in the Republican Party, the Mansfield Symphony Auxiliary, and Los Lidos Book Club. She was a long time member of the First Presbyterian Church and Westbrook Country Club. She was an avid reader and penned several manuscripts for novels and children’s books. She enjoyed horseback riding and traveling, especially in the Western U.S. She especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

Maxine was preceded in death by her husband, Leo, in October of 1988. She is survived by her two daughters and a son-in-law, Kay Johnstone of Galion and Cheryl & William Every of Columbus, N.C.; four grandchildren and their spouses, Deborah & Michael Clark, Roc & Lee Starks, Kristina & Ned Farah, and Stacey & Richard Hare; and twelve great grandchildren.

The Johnston Family will receive friends Sunday, November 9, 2008 from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Finefrock Chapel of the Marion Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, 350 Marion Avenue (Former Finefrock Funeral Home). The funeral service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Galion.

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