Mary Elizabeth "Grandma Farm" Johnston, 82, of Marshalltown, died peacefully on the morning of Saturday, February 22nd, in the love and care of the Villa del Sol and Iowa River Hospice with family at her side.
A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, February 26th, at St. Henry's Catholic Church. Entombment will follow in the Riverside Mausoleum. Visitation will be held from 5-7:00 p.m. on Tuesday at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home with a 7:00 p.m. vigil service. A luncheon will follow the burial at the KC Hall. The Mitchell Family Funeral Home is caring for Mary "Liz" and her family. Ph. 641-844-1234.
Left to cherish her memory are her children: Jan Legg and Trish (Terry) Crosser of Marshalltown, Ron (Nancy) Johnston of State Center and Bernie (Melanie) Johnston of Marshalltown, daughter-in-law Pat Ernst of Waterloo, son-in-law Tony Legg of Marshalltown, her treasured grandchildren and families, as well as her only surviving sister Ruth Ann Gibb of Fountain Valley, CA, sisters-in-law Marty Bowman of Marshalltown, Peggy Johnston of the IVH, and brothers-in-law Joe (Amanda) Johnston and Tom (Kathy) Johnston and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
In death she rejoined her husband Wm. Palmer, sons William Michael "Bill" Johnston and Harold Joseph Johnston, brothers Robert, Donald "Butch" and Gene Bowman, sister Jane, and her parents Michael B. and Katherine Nellie Bowman.