Joan Christine Johnston, 78, of Willow Springs, MO, went to be with the lord on May 2, 2021, at Jacob’s Ladder Care Center in Springfield, Missouri. Arrangements under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
She was born to William and Marie (Casey) Peterson on October 30, 1942, in Madison, Wisconsin. On November 14, 1960, she was married in Fulton County, Arkansas, to William Russell Johnston. Joan was a devoted wife, a loving mother and grandmother. She enjoyed everything that involved family and loved having family gatherings. She was always kind and caring and had a smile on her face.
She is survived by her son William Johnston Jr.; daughter Teresa Stiebs; son Troy Johnston; daughter Ilene Chenoweth (Wayne); sisters: Elvera Walker, Jeanette Glodowski, Lois Marotz, Alice Maggio, Linda Peterson, Carol Weinmann, Marlene Germundson; grandchildren: Christina Ash, Clifford Allen, Timothy Stiebs, Tashawna McCord, William Collins, Cole Johnston, Alexandra Grogan, Casey Grogan; and several great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband, William “Bill” Johnston; her parents, William and Marie Peterson; one sister, Ilene Peterson; one brother, Willard Peterson; and one grandson, William Johnston III.
A private ceremony will be held by close friends and family.