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Mary L. Johnston
  • Jackson County Dog Pound
    248 Reservoir Road
    Jackson, OH 45640

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“I never got to meet special Aunt Mary. I know she was special in the hearts of the Patterson children & the family. I am touched at all the happy...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Linda Messeri - Torrance, CA

“I have so many memories of Aunt Mary thanks to the "Patterson Gang" these are treasured memories that will never be forgotten. THANKS FOR THE...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Barb Tolbert-Veazey - Stout, OH

“Sorry for your loss. Mary was one of my all-time favorite ladies. ”
3 of 9 | Posted by: Dave Brown - Chesapeake, OH

“So i only got to take care of her for a few month she will always have a special place in my heart. ”
4 of 9 | Posted by: Petra Spurling - Wilkesville, OH

“Good memories of a neighbor and friend ”
5 of 9 | Posted by: Betty Saltsman - Llton, OH

“Deepest sympathy for your loss ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: Beverly Arms - Hamden, OH

“So sorry for your loss. Mary was one of the nicest people I knew, she will be missed by many. ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: Angela Dye - Wellso, OH

“hey char I am so very sorry to hear that mary has passed she was alwalys good to me. she love you kids as if they were her own. unfortunately I wont...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: sharon spencer - fairborn, OH

“Mary, we both are going to miss you forever! We had a lot of great times together, we will love you always! Bill and Regina Mahle ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: Bill Mahle - Cincinnati, OH


Mary L. Johnston, age 94, of Wellston, passed away Sunday, October 8, 2017 at Four Winds Nursing Facility in Jackson. She was born September 15, 1923 in Lenawee County, Michigan to the late Charles Raymond "R.C." Johnston and Leila Mae Powell Johnston. Mary was a 1941 graduate of McArthur High School. She retired from Hercules Trouser Company in Wellston where she was a seamstress for over 40 years. Mary was a member of the First Baptist Church in Wellston. She enjoyed listening to and watching the Cincinnati Reds, the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Cincinnati Bengals. Mary was always very vocal about her team's performance and her family delighted in hearing her game analysis following every game. She also loved her dogs, working out in her yard and spending time with her family. Mary is survived by her brother, Rex Johnston of Wellston, as well as several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews. Following the untimely death of her sister, Sue, Mary became a second mother to the Patterson children. Besides her parents, Mary was preceded in death by eight of her nine siblings; Donald Johnston, Ronald Johnston, Lewis Johnston, Mac Johnston, Eileen Littlejohn, Sue Patterson, Jack Johnston, and infant sibling, Hilah May Johnston. In keeping with Mary's wishes, her body was cremated. Visitation will be held Thursday from 6 to 8 P.M. at the McWilliams Funeral Home in Wellston. A Celebration of Life service will follow the visitation at 8 P.M. with Pastor David Kelly officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in the Ridgewood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorial contributions in Mary's name be given to the Jackson County Dog Pound, 248 Reservoir Road, Jackson, Ohio 45640.