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Funeral Service

Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna
Wednesday July 20th, 2022
11:00am - 12:00pm

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Edna Helena Johnston

Edna Helena Johnston age 100, of Twin Lake, Michigan died Saturday, July 9, 2022 at home surrounded by her loving family.

Edna was born on December 26, 1921 in Marquette, Michigan to the late Sylvester and Hilma (Pietila) Kantola. She married Ralph Herbert Johnston on August 17, 1946 in Ravenna, MI. He preceded her in death on October 29, 2005. She was a devoted disciple of Jesus Christ and gave of herself generously for His kingdom, for her family and for those around her. She had great love for children and deeply enjoyed sharing her life with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Edna is survived by 3 Sons: Gary (Teri) Johnston of Highland, MI. Richard (Nancy) Johnston of Twin Lake, and Philip (Heather) Johnston of Ohio. 2 Daughters: Carolyn (Peeter) Lucas of Bath, MI and Jeanette Johnston of Montague. 16 Grandchildren and 11 Great Grandchildren. 2 Sisters: Gertrude Veeneman of Coopersville and Elizabeth Campbell of Greenville. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Husband Ralph, 2 Sons: Dennis and Brian Johnston. 5 Brothers: Arthur, Alfred, Rudolph, Willard and Arnold. 2 Sisters: Eunice Volkers and Gladys Rodgers.

Funeral Services will be conducted on Wednesday, July 20, 2022 at 11:00am at the Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna with Pastor Steve VanderWoude officiating. Burial will be in Moorland Township Cemetery.

The family will be at the funeral home from 10:00am until the time of service to greet friends.

Memorials may be directed to: Chosen People Ministries or Harbor Hospice.

Go to: www.throopfhravenna.com or Facebook @ Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna Inc. to sign the online guestbook.

The Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna Inc. is in charge of funeral arrangements. 231-853-6511

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Dear cousins and family, Our sympathies to all of you. Richard, Nancy and girl's , Carolyn and Peeter and Jeanette, over the last years, months, weeks and days you have been such wonderful caregivers directly and indirectly. You have been a true blessing to Aunt Edna. As you try to find your "new normal" for your days ahead, take your time to rest, reflect and take care of yourselves. You all showed the light of Jesus in difficult times, let Him be your guiding light moving forward. ❤️

Les, Janie, Karen and families Jul 13 2022 6:13 AM

Edna was a blessing to me and my family. She will be missed, but her joy is our joy for her.

Necia Ramsey Jul 13 2022 12:39 AM