Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Doris L. Johnston

Doris L. Johnston, age 99, of Shelby, died Thursday, December 17, 2020 at Elmcroft of Ontario.

Doris was born February 1, 1921 in Jackson Township, Richland County, Ohio. She was a 1938 graduate of Shelby High School. Doris had worked for Shelby Equity and for Shelby Floral where she loved to arrange flowers. Doris enjoyed knitting and crocheting, was an avid race car fan and would travel weekly to Sandusky to watch the races. Doris was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Shelby.

She married Othol Myron Johnston on September 20, 1941 and he preceded her in death on April 21, 1984. Her son: Lynn L. Johnston on October 17, 2013; and her parents: Alvin J. and Lowie A. (Dick) Holtz also predeceased her. Those who survive include her son and daughter in law: Rick (Beverly) Johnston of Shelby; 5 grandchildren: Bryan Johnston, Jeff (Nikki) Johnston, Michael Johnston, Michelle Johnston, and Erin (Matt) Lesseuer; and 4 great grandchildren: Katlyn, Chase, Paxton, and Adilyn.

A private family graveside service will be held at a later date. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery. The family would like to thank the staff who cared for her at Elmcroft and with Hospice of North Central Ohio. Care for Doris and her family is being provided by the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby.

Memories & Condolence

  1. Frederick M says:

    Rick and Bev, So sorry for your loss! May God Bless and Keep You and Yours Always, Fred

  2. Frederick Studer says:

    Rick and Bev, So sorry for your loss. May God Bless and Keep You and Yours, Fred

  3. Jacque and Judy says:

    deepest sympathy on the passing of your mom, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Hugs Jacque and judy

  4. Pat Keen says:

    Doris was one of our Indoor friends at Trinity UMC
    She and I got better acquainted at Elmcroft as she liked to clip coupons as one of our Community projects.

    We made her Pug calendars into a book of pictures.

    Will miss her and may you have fond memories.
    Blessings – Pat Keen

  5. Chris DeVito says:

    Rick and Bev, you have my deepest condolences. Sending prayers your way

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