Donald L. Johnston, 79, of Slater, died Sunday, March 20, 2011, at Big Bend Retreat in Slater.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 25, 2011, at Slater City Cemetery with Rev. Chris Weber officiating. Memorials are suggested to the Glasgow Food Pantry in care of Weiker Funeral Home in Slater.
Born Aug. 16, 1931, in Fish Creek, he was the son of the late Lynn and Ruby Haynes Johnston. He married Josephine Johnston who preceded him in death. He was a longtime member and former choir director at Bethel Baptist Church in Kansas City. He worked as a proofreader at the Kansas City Star and later the St. Louis Post Dispatch for many years until his retirement. He was a member of the International Typographical Union in St. Louis and volunteered at Glasgow Food Pantry for several years.
He is survived by several step-children and step-grandchildren; and one brother, Wilbur Johnston and his wife, Lois, of Glasgow.
Additional information provided per family recompense.