The Richmond Register

September 29, 2012

Jean Johnston, 86


Spurlin Funeral Home Lancaster

Lancaster — Jean Johnston, 86, the widow of Dr. Rodney Johnston, died Thursday, September 27, 2012, in the Heartland Hills Senior Living Center of Lexington, Ky.

She was born in Palmerton, Pa., to Archie Kuehner and Marjorie Graver Kuehner.

She graduated from the Nursing School of Temple University Medical Center in Philadelphia, and also attended Boston University. Jean became a clinical instructor at Temple University School of Nursing, and later worked at the American Hospital in Dhahran Saudi Arabia.

She was a long-time member of the First Presbyterian Church of Lancaster, where she served as an elder, sang in the church choir, and taught Sunday school for 40 years. Jean also served on the History Committee of Transylvania Presbytery, and was co-author of “Heritage of Faith: A History of First Presbyterian Church” (1816-1996).

She is survived by: three children, Phillip (Pamela) Johnston, Douglas Johnston and Susan (David) Jones, and three grandchildren, Megan Johnston, Maggie Jones, and Riley Jones. Jean is also survived by two brothers, Morris Kuehner of Venice, Fla., and Mark Kuehner of Fort Washington, Pa.

Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Delbert Kuehner.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m., Monday October 1, 2012, at Spurlin Funeral Home Chapel in Lancaster with Rev. Steve Garrell officiating. Visitation 5-8 p.m. Sunday.

Active pallbearers are Leroy Horn, John Marsee Jr., Bobby Powell, John Anderson, Joe Leavell and Ray Hammonds. Honorary pallbearers are Earl Shaw, Donna Powell, Betty Murphy, Mary Katherine Horn, Karen Marsee, Barbara Mercer, Nancy Clark and Mary Jo Hammonds.

Burial will be in Lancaster Cemetery.

Memorials suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass and the Alzheimer's Association.

Spurlin Funeral Home Lancaster in charge of arrangements.

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