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Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa

OBITUARY - LENA ELIZABETH (MAIN) JOHNSTON

Lena Elizabeth MAIN JOHNSTON, daughter of Dwight and Addie WHEELER MAIN, was born on March 20, 1907, in Poe township, Ringgold County, Iowa, and passed away January 2, 1982, at the Ringgold County hospital in Mount Ayr, Iowa, at the age of 74 years, nine months and 13 days.

Lena was a lifetime resident of Ringgold County. She was still actively employed with the City of Mount Ayr until her death.

On June 20, 1924, Lena was united in marriage to Darrell JOHNSTON. To this union was born two daughters and one son.

Lena was preceded in death by her husband, Darrell; one son, Bill; her parents and three brothers: D. B., Weldon and Evan MAIN.

She leaves to mourn her passing: daughters, Donella JOHNSTON and Betty COLE and husband, Keith, all of Mount Ayr, and a daughter-in-law, Dolores JOHNSTON of Hartington, Nebraska; four grandchildren, Kathy TUNINK and husband Jim of Columbia, Mo., Judy HEINE and husband Dennis of Yankton, South Dakota, Dick COLE and wife Terri and Steve COLE and wife Kathy, all of Mount Ayr, Iowa. Also surviving Lena are ten great-grandchildren: Michelle, Michael, Mark and Billy TUNINK, Tonya, Eric, Jennifer, Ryan and Katie HEINE, and Kelsie COLE.

Lena was a good friend and neighbor to all who knew her. She was a devoted and loving mother and grandmother.

Funeral services were conducted Monday, January 4 at 11 a.m. at the Wilson-Watson Funeral Home in Mount Ayr by Pastor Doris KINTON with interment in Rose Hill cemetery. Music was by organist Mike GREENE, and vocalist Edna JONES.

Casketbearers were Clyde BRENIZER, Albert DRAKE, Gary HENSLEY, Donald KIBBE, Forrest SHIELDS and Bill STRINGHAM.

A memorial has been established for the Christian Church.

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, October of 2010

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