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Ralph Michael "Mike" Johnston
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Birth: Nov. 23, 1941, USA
Death: Jun. 20, 2008
Joplin
Newton County
Missouri, USA

Ralph "Mike" Michael Johnston, age 66, went home to be with his Lord on Friday June 20, 2008 at Freeman Hospital.

Mike was born on November 23, 1941 to Ralph F. and Helen M. Johnston. He graduated from Joplin High School in 1959, then attended Pittsburg State for 2 years. He was a machinist from 1961-1997 and owned his own business for over 10 years. While recovering from his kidney transplant he wrote and published a book titled "Assumed Guilty".

Mike married Margery A. George on September 28, 1963. Together they built a loving home for their four children. He was a loving Dad who taught his children the importance of family and the love of Christ. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Carl Junction for 34 years where he served as a Deacon for several years.

He was preceded in death by his father, Ralph F. Johnston. He is survived by his wife, Margery; their three daughters and their spouses, Tammy Cates and husband John, Tracy Cramer and husband Jim, Michelle Coulston and husband David; their son, Michael Johnston and wife Lisa. He is also survived by his mother, Helen M. Johnston; his sister, Alice Hager and 10 grandkids who were his pride and joy. He will be greatly missed. We love you Dad.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 24th at First Baptist Church in Carl Junction. Rev. Russell Roderick will officiate. Interment will follow at Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Shawn Clark, Chad Hawkins, Joshua Coulston, Dave Moffett, Skip Walker and Scott Robbins. Grandsons serving as honorary pallbearers will be Matthew Coulston, Zechariah Coulston, Caleb Johnston and Isaac Johnston. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Monday at Parker Mortuary. Memorial contributions may be made to a local kidney charity in care of the mortuary.
 
 
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  Ralph F Johnston (1916 - 1971)
  Helen Mae Graham Johnston (1920 - 2010)
 
Burial:
Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery
Joplin
Jasper County
Missouri, USA
 
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Record added: Jun 23, 2008
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Ralph Michael Mike Johnston
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