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Harry Monroe Johnston

Thursday, August 18, 2005

Harry Monroe Johnston, 78, of Nelson, died Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2005, at his home.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, at Campbell-Lewis Chapel in Marshall. Rev. Phil Soto will officiate. Visitation will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall. Burial will be in Nelson Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Nelson Baptist Church or Nelson Lions Club.

Born May 9, 1927, in Madison, he was the son of the late Harry A. Johnston and Alice Orr Johnston. On Feb. 12, 1952, he married Betty Louise Howard, who survives of the home. He had lived in Nelson for the past 30 years and was a truck driver for ConAgra for over 30 years. He was a member of Clifton Hill Baptist Church, Teamsters Local 534, Nelson Lions Club and the American Legion Post in Pilot Grove. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

Additional survivors include three daughters, Sue Lamkin of Montgomery, Ala., Patricia Cook of Marshall and Gayelene Butler of Pilot Grove; three sons, Larry Johnston of Nelson, Tom Johnston of Cape Girardeau and Randy Johnston of Lake Ozark; one brother, David Johnston of rural Marshall; two sisters, Louise Brown of the state of Illinois and Betty Sue Jolliff of Dodge City, Kan.; 17 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; several stepgreat-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.