Obituaries

Clara Johnston

May 25, 1956 - August 8, 2018

Service Date: August 15, 2018

Funeral Home Hidden Valley Funeral Home of Excelsior Springs

Cemetery Crowley Cemetery

Clara Marie Johnston, 62, of Rayville, passed away Wednesday, August 8, 2018, at home in Rayville.

Visitation will be Tuesday, August 14, 2018, from 7-8:30p at Hidden Valley Funeral Home of Excelsior Springs, 5951 MO-10, Excelsior Springs, MO. The funeral will be held at 10:00a on Wednesday, August 15, 2018, at the funeral home. Burial will follow the service at Crowley Cemetery.

Clara was born May 25, 1956, in Kansas City, MO. She is the daughter of the late Grady Austin Vermillion and the late Mely (Brown) Waring. She married Johnny Paul Johnston on May 4, 1973 in Rayville, Missouri.

Clara loved spending time outdoors and enjoyed camping and the wildlife. She had two dogs, Baby Doll and Mini-me, with which she spent time pampering. She loved spending time with her family, most importantly her seven grandchildren. Most people who met Clara would say she loved life and lived with passion.

She is survived by her husband: Johnny Paul Johnston, three sons: Daina Johnston Sr and wife Anna, Paul “Billy” Johnston and wife Cezann, and John Gene Johnston and wife Stephanie; seven grandchildren: Katelyn Johnston, Daina Johnston Jr, Alexis Johnston, Allison Johnston, Dejaleigh Johnston, Alexis Covey and Cayden Covey; one sister: Mary; and three brothers: Grady, Terry and Richard “Sonny”.

In addition to her parents, Clara was preceded in death by her brothers, Dicky and Chuck, and her sisters, Bonnie, Effie, and Virginia.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the family.

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