Calling Hours:
Friday, January 5, 2018, 4:00-7:00pm
Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation
Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville, PA

Funeral Service:
Saturday, January 6, 2018, 2:00pm
Crossroads Christian Fellowship
805 Vernon Rd., Greenville, PA
Rev. Todd Jaussen, Pastor, officiating

Burial will be in Shenango Valley Cemetery

Betty M. Johnston, age 81, of Sharon Rd., W. Salem Twp., Greenville, passed away Tuesday evening, January 2, 2018 in her residence after an extended illness. 

She was born in Greenville on October 14, 1936 to George C. and Daisey M. (Hunt) Davis.  Betty was a 1954 graduate of Penn High School.   She retired from St. Paul's, where she had been employed as a Dietitian for ten years and had previously worked as a bookkeeper and attendant at the former Boron Gas Station in Greenville that she and her husband operated together. 

She was a member of Crossroads Christian Fellowship, where she served as a greeter and  was also very active with the nursery and youth.  Betty was a former member of White Shrine #47. 

On July 26, 1954, she married Vernon D. Johnston, Sr., he survives at home.  Also surviving are four daughters, Daisy Smolnik and her companion Ken Lucas of Butler, Betty Adams of Sharon, Shirley Patton and her husband Roger of Greenville and Patricia McGhee and her husband Timothy of Greenville; a son, George S. Johnston and his wife Sally of Greenville; a sister, Doris Perschka of Sharpsville; a brother John Davis of Greenville; nine grandchildren and twenty-one great-grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, two sons, James R. Johnston and Vernon D. Johnston, Jr; two grandchildren, Georgia M. Johnston and Gary Smolnik, Jr.; six brothers, Albert Davis, George Davis, Fred Davis, Joseph Davis, William Davis and Donald Davis and a sister Mary Simpson.

Memorial contributions may be made to Crossroads Christian Fellowship, 805 Vernon Rd., Greenville, PA 16125 or to the Alzheimer's Association, 1600 Peninsula Dr., Erie, PA 16501.



  1. Becky (Brown) Haylett Becky (Brown) Haylett
    January 4, 2018    

    So sorry to hear of Mrs. J’s passing. I’ll always remember her as neighbor who treated me as one of hers.
    My deepest sympathies to all of you. Remember now she knows & remembers you and all the love in your famil;y.

    I still her calling me “ole bec brown”

  2. Debi Davis Debi Davis
    January 5, 2018    

    My Special Prayers are being said to my Uncle Vern and to all of my Cousins.I have been very blessed to have had Aunt Betty as my Aunt.I have very fond memories of her. Very kind loving & giving person. I so enjoyed our talks on the phone and when I was in town spending time with her at my Dad’s house.I think of her and I smile. She will be sadly missed. God has a Very Special Angel in his arms .
    Love & prayers & gods Speed to Uncle Vern & to all of my Cousins.
    Your Niece & Cousin,

    Debi Davis

  3. Don & Janet Eakman Don & Janet Eakman
    January 6, 2018    

    Brother Vern, So sorry to hear of Betty’s passing. You have our sympathy and prayers.

  4. Wayne Johnson/ Michigan Wayne Johnson/ Michigan
    January 11, 2018    

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Betty was a great Mother, Grand Mother and Great Grand Mother. Too many years have passed since I last saw her. I know her family will greatly miss her. Especially my friend Daisy. May she be in the arms of our Lord and may she ever RIP.

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