Tuesday, June 21st, 2022
Aletha G. Johnston, age 93, of Portland passed away Monday June 20, 2022 in Persimmon Ridge Healthcare in Portland.
Aletha was born in Jay County on December 9, 1928 the daughter of Peter and Calastine (Wagner) Remaklus. She was married on June 18, 1949 to Robert Johnston and he passed away on October 18, 1964.
She was a homemaker and had worked at Jay County Hospital, Richard's Restaurant, Jay Garment, Head Start and Nursing home. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Moose Lodge, American Legion Aux., Eagles Lodge and Alter Rosary Society.
Surviving are six sons Ron Johnston (wife Jo Ellen) of Portland, Carl Johnston of Muncie, Gary Johnston (wife Cecelia) of Portland, Richard Johnston (wife Patty) of Portland, Dan Johnston (wife Lori) of Rolling Prairie, Indiana, and Robert Johnston of Portland, Three daughters Diana Link (husband Jack) of Fort Recovery, Karen Wolford (husband Dale) of Portland and Jane Johnston (wife Deb) of Greenville, Ohio Daughter in law Martha Johnston of Tipton, Twenty one grandchildren and Forty six Great Grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two sons Tom Johnston and Mark Johnston
Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday June 24th at 10:00 AM in the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Fr. Matt Arbuckle presiding. Burial will follow in the Green Park Cemetery.
Visitation will be Thursday from 3:00 - 7:00 and Friday from 9:00 - 9:45 AM in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home.
Memorials can be made to The Hospice Group. Online condolences at bairdfreeman.com.