Edith Louise “Lucy” Johnston, 86, Hillsboro (Latest News)

Edith Louise “Lucy” Johnston, 86 years old, passed away on August 2, 2022, at her residence in Hillsboro. She was the daughter of Linnie B. (Reece) and Charles Oscar Coplin, who passed away before her birth on May 22, 1936, in Herculaneum.

She leaves behind her husband of 69 years, Charles H. “Charlie” Johnston of Hillsboro; two sons, Charles E. “Rusty” (Beth) Johnston of Hillsboro and Ronald James (Kim) Johnston of Hillsboro; four grandchildren: Ryan (Alisia) Johnston, Aaron, Molly Anna Marie, and Josephine Johnston; and five great-grandchildren: Isaac, Grace G. and Charlie Mae Johnston, Kinleigh Gentles and Gracie Smith.

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She was predeceased by 11 siblings, including William “Bill” (Shirley of Greenville) Coplin, Dennis (the late Lorraine) Coplin, Charles E. (the late Bernice) Coplin, Alberta (the late Bill) Crader, Anna Coplin, James Oliver Coplin, Eddie Coplin, Coeen (the late Clifford) Medley, Wilma Coplin, Madge (the late Kenneth) Klable, and Danny Coplin. Her parents were also taken from this world.

Festus’s Vinyard Funeral Home, located at 616 W Main St., will host a visitation on Thursday, August 4, from 4 to 8 o’clock in the evening. Her grandson, Ryan Johnston, will preside over the funeral service that will take place on Friday, August 5, at 2:00 p.m. at Sandy Baptist Church, which is located at 9331 Sandy Church Road in Hillsboro.

The burial will occur in Hillsboro, in the Sandy Baptist Church Cemetery. In place of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, the Alzheimer’s Association, or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Vinyard Funeral Home is in charge of making the necessary arrangements.

Edith Louise “Lucy” Johnston, 86, Hillsboro
Edith Louise “Lucy” Johnston, 86, Hillsboro

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