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Funeral Service

Evangelical Covenant Church
Saturday February 13th, 2016
12:30pm

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Vickie Lee Johnston

Vickie Lee Johnston                     “Adored Wife, Mother and Grandmother”

SHINGLEHOUSE, PA---Vickie Lee Johnston, 68, of Shinglehouse, PA, passed away on Tuesday, February 9, 2016, in the Olean General Hospital, Olean, surrounded by her loving family after a year-long battle with breast cancer.
     She was born on June 18, 1947 in Shinglehouse, the daughter of Victor V. and Emma B. Peterson Clark. On October 31, 1964 in Duke Center, she married Gary G Johnston, who survives.
     Vickie attended school in a one-room schoolhouse in Ceres, PA and graduated from Oswayo Valley High School in the class of 1964.
     She was employed by Alcas Cutlery Corp of Olean, NY for 37 years, retiring in December 2013. Vickie enjoyed gardening and taking care of her home but her greatest love was her family, especially her grandchildren.
     Surviving are her husband, best friend and love, Gary G. Johnston, and her beloved children Renee Sterling of Olean, NY and Dane (Georgine) Johnston of Pittsburgh.  She was the grandmother to six perfect grandchildren, Cody Snyder and Dylan Snyder both of Olean, Second Lieutenants Martina Johnston and Margaret Johnston, both serving in Amberg, Germany, and Miranda Johnston and Merrick Johnston both of Pittsburgh.  She is also survived by three devoted siblings, a brother Bernard “Red” (Nancy) Haynes of Shinglehouse and two sisters, Bernadine (Michael) Cole of Valparaiso, IN and Cheryl “Sherrie” Johnston of Shinglehouse; as well as many nieces and nephews. The family would also like to acknowledge Vickie’s special love for Justin Tarr, who she accepted as a part of her family.
     Vickie was predeceased by her parents.
     Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 13, 2016, at the Virgil L Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union St, Shinglehouse, PA with funeral services following at 12:30 in the funeral home. The Reverend Russell J. Horning, pastor of the First Baptist Church, Shinglehouse, will officiate.
     The family would like to thank all the friends and family for their support over the past year, and special recognition to Vickie’s close friends Kim Clayton, Linda Miller and Lynn Anzivine for their love and compassion.
     In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to The Pink Pumpkin Project at www.thepinkpumpkinproject.org or 2319 Valley View Dr, Allegany, NY 14706.  Email: thepinkpumpkinproject@yahoo.com or telephone: 716-378-3727.




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A candle was lit in memory of Vickie Johnston

CHERYL JOHNSTON Dec 21 2021 6:24 PM

Our deepest Condolences to the Johnston family.

Hank and Kathleen Malota Feb 13 2016 12:00 AM

I worked with Vicki many years...she had a heart full of love for her family and Friends..she will be sorely missed...a great lady....prayers for the family.....god bless!!!!

Paula Havers Feb 12 2016 12:00 AM

Renee/Ronda,

She was a sweet lady whom I talked to when I was doing engraving. She was so helpful and just a really nice person. I am sorry for your loss.

Diane

Diane Wenke Feb 11 2016 12:00 AM

We are truly sorry about your loss.  Our prayers are with you and your family.

Chuck and Michele Rihn Feb 11 2016 12:00 AM

Georgine and Dane - Our love and deepest sympathy for you and your family at this time. May knowing you're in the hearts and thoughts of others help you and yours through this time of sorrow.

Susie and Chris Feb 11 2016 12:00 AM

Gary and family, I am so sorry for your loss.  Vickie was such a sweet, generous lady.  My thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time.

Linda Packer Fagan Feb 11 2016 12:00 AM

SO MANY YEARS HAVE PASSED AND WE HAVEN'T SEEN EACH OTHER...BUT YOU NEVER FAR FROM MY MEMORY...WHEN I LIVE WITH UNCLE VIC AND AUNT EMMA, YOU WEREJUST ALITTLE TOT!  I LOVED YOU THEN AND I LOVE YOU NOW..GOD BLESS..EVA JEAN PARISH

EVA JEAN PARISH Feb 10 2016 12:00 AM

Gary and family, we are so very sorry about your loss. Vickie is a beautiful soul and she touched the lives of so many. Heaven  did gain an angel. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers

Dave and Kathy Garrity Feb 10 2016 12:00 AM

Renee, Duane and I are so very sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family.

Judy Puff Feb 10 2016 12:00 AM

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