Annabel Lee Johnston

Born: Sun., Nov. 16, 1919
Died: Sun., Feb. 22, 2015


9:30 AM to 10:30 AM, Thu., Feb. 26, 2015
Location: Union United Methodist Church

Funeral Service

10:30 AM Thu., Feb. 26, 2015
Location: Union United Methodist Church

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  Mrs. Annabel Lee Johnston, 95, of Quincy, IL died at 7:31 a.m. Sunday February 22, 2015 at Blessing Hospital.

   Born November 16, 1919, in Pike County, IL, Annabel was the daughter of James Scully and Fanny Bell Robb Wheelan.  She married Joseph Alvin Johnston on February 3, 1942, in Palmyra, Missouri.  He preceded her in death on November 3, 1998.

   Annabel was a graduate of Barry High School.  She loved animals and enjoyed gardening and the outdoors.  She was devoted to her family and especially loved spending time with her grandchildren and her dog, Nestle.  Annabel was a member of the Union United Methodist Church and the Fidelis Sunday School Class.

   Survivors include two sons, James Bruce Johnston ( wife, Rachel) of Springfield, IL, and Joseph Keith Johnston (wife, Pam) of Decatur, IL; three grandchildren, Heather Danielle Johnston of Quincy, IL,  Jamie Sewan Johnston (husband, Paul Maa) of Palo Alto, CA, and Jenel Semay Johnston (husband, Daniel Tawfik) of Menlo Park, CA; three step-grandchildren, Kristi Anderson (husband, Jerry) of Decatur, IL, Kara Heneghan of Orlando, FL, and Kylee Heneghan (fiancee, Ryan Baum) of Decatur, IL; a soon to be born great grandson, Oliver Johnston Maa; a step great grandson, Kellan; one sister, Eileen Hoyt of Quincy; IL and many loving nieces and nephews.

   Mrs. Johnston was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a grandson, Matthew C. Johnston; two brothers, Bill Wheelan and Ralph Wheelan; and a sister, Betty Torrens.

   Funeral services will be held Thursday morning, February 26, 2015, at 10:30 in the Union United Methodist Church in Quincy, IL, with Pastor Tim Woodward officiating.  Burial will take place at Parklawn Cemetery in Barry, IL.  Visitation will be held Thursday morning from 9:30 until the time of services at the church.

   Memorials may be made to Union United Methodist Church.

   Arrangements by Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home.

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Prudy Patterson
   Posted Mon February 23, 2015
Annabel was a good Christian lady and may she now Rest in Peace! My sympathy to her family.

kristy - Reno, NV
   Posted Tue February 24, 2015
To the Family of Annabel Lee Johnston. I am very sorry to hear about the loss of your loved one, Annabel. I hope you find comfort in God's future of paradise, where you can see Annabel again. Revelation 21:4: "God will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more....., Sincerely, Kristy

Rick Johnston
   Posted Wed February 25, 2015
Keith, Bruce, and families,

We were sorry to hear about the passing of Aunt Annabelle. She was a kind and gentle soul. She was a good mother, grandmother, aunt, friend, sister-in- law and most of all a wonderful human being. Everyone is much the better for having had her in their life.
She was my moms good friend even before she later became a sister-in-law. In 2014 your mom sent along some great older pictures taken by her in 1939 or so. I'm attaching a photo with Aunt Annabell and my mom for fond memories.
I hope your wonderful memories will comfort you and your families at the this of loss.

All our love, Rick Johnston, Pam, Clay, Kahlia, and Hydn

Hank & Susan Cronister
   Posted Mon March 02, 2015
Jim & Rachel:

Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of Jim's mother. We too share in your grief. May you look to the Lord for comfort during this time of deep sorrow in your lives. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.


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