He preceded her in death on April 15, 2003. Rose attended the Parkway Church of God Holiness.
Rose retired from Mercy Hospital following 30 years as a surgical aide technician. She loved gardening, flowers, and enjoyed spending time at Hidden Valley Lakes with her family.
Survivors include one son, Charley Johnston Jr. and wife Ann, and one daughter, Rita Emmerson, all of Fort Scott. Also surviving is one half- brother, John "Buddy" Terry and wife, Minnie, Frontenac, Kan.; six grandchildren, Vince Johnston and wife Leigh, Brian Johnston and wife Deborah, Sherri Nash and husband David, Cindy Emmerson, Angie Dauben and husband Joe, and Suzanne Quick and husband Matt; 12 great grandchildren; two great-great grandsons; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one half brother, Clifton Statham.
Rev. Kevin Moyers and Rev. Mark Stetler conducted funeral services for Rose Johnston at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 19, at the Community Christian Church.
Burial was in the Memory Gardens Cemetery.
Casketbearers were Vince Johnston, Brian Johnston, Dakotah Gettler, Benjamin Gettler, Matt Quick, David Nash and Joe Dauben. Honorary casketbearers were Peyton Quick, Grayson Quick, Kyle Johnston, Chase Johnston and Lucas Nash. Music was furnished bv Angie Dauben, soloist, and Benjamin Gettler, violinist. Memorials are suggested to Christian Heights School and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, P.O. Box 347, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott, Kan., 66701.
Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.