Patricia Ann Johnston

September 28, 1940 ‒ February 05, 2015

Cardington, Ohio

Patricia Ann Johnston, 74, of Marengo, passed away Thursday, February 5, 2015 at Riverside Methodist Hospital.

She was born September 28, 1940, in Peru, Nebraska, to the late Robert D. and Elizabeth A, (Harding) Owings. On November 28, 1963 Patricia married the love of her life, Donald H. Johnston. Together they had three daughters.

Patricia was a retired nurse’s aide who loved caring for the elderly. Artistic and crafty, she enjoyed painting landscapes in watercolors and crocheting blankets and gifts for friends and family. Always giving of her time and talent, Patricia would often gather her crocheted treasures and donate them to the hospital nursery for the newborn babies.

An avid reader, she had amassed more than 500 books. Her passion switched to audiobooks after losing her eyesight in 2009. In spite of being legally blind, Patricia was known as the bingo queen at the rehab center and was not afraid to strap on the jewelers binocular magnifiers and help her daughter make jewelry.

With a joking personality and a dry wit, Patricia fought her many illnesses with grace. She was happiest being there for her family and cherished the time spent with them. She will be greatly missed

She is survived by her daughters, Kay A. (Hugh) Jamieson of Dublin; Doris L. (Chuck) Price of Mount Gilead; Mary S. (Jeffrey) Gaylord of Cardington; and six grandchildren: Michael Nobile; Anthony Nobile; Elizabeth Neff; Alexander Jamieson; Andrew Gaylord and Matthew Gaylord.

In addition to her parents, Patricia was preceded in death by her husband, Donald H. and her infant son, Donald H. Jr.

Funeral service will be 2:00 pm Monday, February 9, 2014 at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, SR’s 3 at 61, Sunbury where friends may call from 1:00 pm until service time. Celebrant Don Lockwood officiating. Interment will follow in Marengo Cemetery.

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  • Doris,
    So sorry about your loss. It’s so hard to lose your mom. Remember the good times. I know how you are feeling, when my “mom died I thought that cars on the street should stop. “I want to say my mom just died stop what you are doing.”

    I know you won’t believe this but,you will eventually heal but, then that is when the good memories will help. Just the funny things she done.

    Lean on God. He is what you need right now.

    Love you
    God bless