F. Aldora Johnston, age 104, of Wayne, Ohio, passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 26, 2019 surrounded by her loving family at the Independence House in Fostoria, Ohio.
She was born on November 19, 1914 in Bowling Green, Ohio, to the late George H. & Gertrude (Farmer) Helberg. Aldora married Ross C. Johnston on May 21, 1935 in Bowling Green, Ohio; he preceded her in death on April 9, 1997.
Surviving Aldora is her daughter, Barbara L. (Keith) Sanderson of New Bloomington, Ohio; sister, Arlene Lobdell of Texas; grandchildren, Juli (Dan) Hawke of New Bloomington, Ohio, Terri (Roger) Virost of Texas, Kim (Andy) Jones of Bloomdale, Chuck (Lisa) Bresler of Bloomdale, Doug (Michelle) VanMeter of Texas; great-grandchildren, Amanda Jones, Brett Jones, Sarah (Eric) Pauffenbaugh, Paul (Brooke) Virost, Megan VanMeter; great-great-grandson, Henry Pauffenbaugh. She was preceded in death by her parents, George & Gertrude; loving husband, Ross; son, Michael L. Johnston; daughter, Joyce M. Carlson; brothers, Harold, George, & Richard; and sisters, Ethel Hanifan, Georgia Isaacs, Linda Conrad, Ruby Isaacs, Lenore Escador, and Zelma White.
Aldora was a 1932 graduate of Bowling Green High School, was a homemaker, and then worked 19 years for Dr. Watson in Wayne. She was a member of the Wayne United Methodist Church, enjoyed attending the Wayne Senior Center, loved being around people and socializing, and she always walked everywhere she went! Her greatest love was spending time with her family and friends.
Friends will be received from 4-6 PM on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at Barndt Funeral Home in Wayne, Ohio. Additional visitation will be held on Thursday, October 31, 2019 from 10-11 AM at the Wayne United Methodist Church, where a Celebration of Life Service will begin at 11 AM with Pastor Vernagaye Sullivan officiating. Burial will be at Graham Cemetery near Wayne, with a bereavement luncheon to follow back at the Church. Memorial donations may be made to the Wayne United Methodist Church, the Wayne Senior Center, the Wood County Humane Society, or the Independence House in Fostoria. On-line condolences may be sent to Aldora’s family at www.barndtfuneralhome.org.