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Friday, February 24, 2012

Lucille M. Johnston, 92, of Liberal, Mo., died at 10:50 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, at Nevada Regional Medical Center, Nevada, Mo.

Mrs. Johnston was born Feb. 19, 1920, at Oskaloosa, Mo., the daughter of John T. and Velta M. Apperson Wirt.

Lucille was a homemaker who also had worked at Sunset Manor in Frontenac and Western Insurance in Fort Scott. She was raised in Oskaloosa, Mo., and graduated from Mindenmines High School. She had lived in the Oskaloosa area most of her life.

She married Wayne C. Johnston on June 29, 1941, at Liberal, Mo. Mr. Johnston preceded her in death Sept. 7, 1997. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Liberal, Mo.

Survivors include two sons, Larry Johnson and his wife Kathryn of Liberal and Richard Johnston of Bronaugh, Mo.; a son-in-law, Vernon Cliffman of Sheldon, Mo.; nine grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a daughter, Carolyn Cliffman, and two brothers, Richard and Dean Wirt.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at Bedene Funeral Home at Arma with the Rev. Elvin Winans officiating. Burial will be at the Shiloh Cemetery near Oskaloosa, Mo.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at the Bedene Chapel at Arma.

The family suggests memorials to the Vernon County Cancer Society or the Shiloh Cemetery Association. Donations may be sent to or left at the Bedene Funeral Home, 517 E. Washington, Box 621, Arma, Kan., 66712.