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Myrtle "Myrt" E. Johnston

Born: Fri., Apr. 17, 1931
Died: Mon., May 13, 2019


1:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Thu., May 16, 2019
Location: William F. Young Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Fri., May 17, 2019
Location: Ridgeville United Methodist Church

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Myrtle E. “Myrt” Johnston, age 88, of Chicora, formerly of Ridgeville went to her heavenly home surrounded by her family Monday, May 13, 2019.  Born April 17, 1931 at home in Clay Township, Butler County she was the daughter of the late Samuel H. and Nellie C. Renick McCandless.
Myrtle was united in marriage to the love of her life, Eceil F. Johnston on May 12, 1950.  He preceded her in death on July 2, 2008.
Myrtle was a member of the Ridgeville United Methodist Church for 68 years.   She was very involved in the church activities.  She taught Sunday School, was a member of the Council, organized spaghetti dinners, and ordered holiday flowers for many years.  Myrtle was always there to lend a hand when needed.
Myrtle worked for the Pry Home in West Sunbury caring for special needs children for 10 years.  She worked in Food Service for the Moniteau School District.  She retired after 27 years working for Allegheny Valley School in Coraopolis.  She also worked at the CLA Home at the Euclid Campus taking care of special needs adults.
Myrtle was a volunteer for the Boyers Area Meals on Wheels for many years.  She was a member of the over 50 Club and former member of the Valley Dam Snowmobile Association where she was involved in the trailrides.
She loved her family and friends.  She was a wonderful cook and baker.  Her famous no-bake cookies were always a hit at any dinner or picnic she attended.  She kept a daily log of her events and happenings.  One of her hobbies was sending cards and writing letters to friends and family members.  Myrtle loved being outside digging in the dirt, planting flowers and her garden.  She loved mowing her yard.  She took great pride in her home.  Most of all she loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.  She also treasured her friends at the West Sunbury Senior Center.
Myrtle is survived by one daughter, Beverly(Mike)Taylor of Chicora, with whom she made her home in her failing years; one daughter-in-law, Rosalyn Johnston, of Petrolia and one son-in-law, John Pry, Sr. of West Sunbury; six grandchildren, Rod Johnston, Tina(John Kucinski)Bailey, John P. Pry, Jr., Nicole Cramer, Mike(Stephanie)Taylor and Ben Taylor; twelve great grandchildren, James, Michael, and Lucy Pry, Makala and Brock Bailey, Megan Cramer, and Jake, Brooklynn,  Aubrey, Reed, Hayden and Emery Taylor; one sister-in-law, Viola McCracken of Grove City; one brother-in-law, William “Bus” Dillaman of Ridgeville along with many nieces and nephews also survive.
Myrtle was preceded in death by her husband, her daughter, Jackie Pry on May 18, 2013, her son, Ricky Johnston on March 11, 2016, a grandson-in-law, Terry L. Bailey on November 21, 2013 along with her parents, a sister, Dorothy Grossman, a brother, Don McCandless, Sr. and an infant brother.
The family will receive friends at the William F. Young Funeral Home, 132 Main Street, West Sunbury from 1 to 5 Thursday, May 16, 2019.  Funeral services will be held at the Ridgeville United Methodist Church at11:00 A.M. Friday, May 17, 2019 with Rev. Dan Miller, her pastor, officiating assisted by Rich Marshall.  Everyone is asked to please meet at the church.
Burial will be in the Rosewood Cemetery.
Memorial Contributions may be made to her church, Ridgeville United Methodist Church, 335 Old Brick Road, Hilliards, PA 16040.
Online condolences may be submitted at www.williamfyoungfh.com.

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Jack and Bernie Warner
   Posted Wed May 15, 2019
We are very sorry for your loss. She will be greatly missed.

Ruby Delores Early
   Posted Wed May 15, 2019
So very sorry for your loss,,your Mom made everyone smile...George and Delores...

Rebecca Bell
   Posted Wed May 15, 2019
Rossi and family,

Thoughts and prayers for all of you.

Cathy and Dale Barkley
   Posted Wed May 15, 2019
So very sorry for your loss. Myrt was a wonderful lady and will be missed by all that knew her.

Ken Mabbott
   Posted Wed May 15, 2019
Sorry for your loss. Haven’t seen Myrt since I left Ridgeville in 1960. Good memories of the family.

   Posted Fri May 17, 2019
So sorry for your loss of such a wonderful lady.
Wilda Stroup

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