Mt. Vernon Register-News

Obituaries

June 25, 2014

Ewing Johnston

Ewing A. Johnston, 88, of Benton, went to be with the Lord Monday morning, June 23, 2014, from the Good Samaritan Regional Health Center in Mt. Vernon.

He was born in Whittington on June 26, 1925, the son of James Edgar and Amy Irene (Holman) Johnston.

He married Majorie A. Ferguson on Jan. 12, 1946, and she preceded him in death on June 19, 2013.

He loved and rejoiced in the Lord and shared this with everyone that he met. He remained faithful until the end. He attended the First Church of God in Benton. He was a retired coal miner. He enjoyed farming after retirement, raising sweet potatoes and especially visiting with the customers that he met.

Mr. Johnston is survived by daughter, Karen Wayman and husband John of Mt. Vernon; four grandchildren, Kelly Oreskovic and husband Bob of Washington, Mo., Michael Franklin and wife Heather of O’Fallon, Michelle Autry and husband Dan of O’Fallon, Mo. and Millie Deadmond and husband Adam of Mt. Vernon; great-grandchildren, Emma Kotowski, Chloe Clark, Kaylee Franklin, Katie Oreskovic, Drake Autry, Nathan Oreskovic, Jake Franklin, Dakota Autry and Kalissa Deadmond; one sister, Irene Cross and husband Charles of Benton; and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Johnston was preceded in death by his parents; wife; a son, Benjamin Allen Johnston; a daughter, Patricia Lynn Franklin; two sisters, Mary Corey and Alice Barnfield; and two brothers, George and Beverly Johnston.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton with Pastor Randy Hayes officiating. Burial will be in the Masonic & Oddfellows Cemetery in Benton.

Visitation will be after 9 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

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