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Barbara Jean Johnston

KSAL StaffAugust 5, 2019

Barbara Jean Johnston, age 87, of Concordia, Kansas, entered into rest on Thursday, August 1, 2019, at Sunset Home Inc., Concordia, Kansas.

Barbara was born to Fred and N. Winona (Larson) Holbert on January 30, 1932 in Cloud County, Kansas.

Barbara was a 1949 graduate of Concordia High School.

Barbara married Harold “Bo” Johnston on May 27, 1953 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He survives of the home.

Barbara was a homemaker. She also worked as a sales clerk for Bon Marche and also Phil’s Jewelry both of Concordia.

She is survived by her husband, Harold “Bo” of Concordia; her children, Machelle Raleigh (Tom), Clyde, KS.; Marcia Jensen (Jerry), Jamestown, KS.; Modene Smith (Terry), Salina, KS.; Kevin Johnston (Kelly), Salina, KS.; Kurt Johnston (Toni), Concordia, KS.; brother, Dean Holbert, Concordia, KS.; 10 grandchildren & 18 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Helen Belle Gildersleeve.

Visitation will be Wednesday, August 6, 2019 from 1-8 pm with family receiving friends from 6-8 pm at the Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home, Concordia.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 am, Thursday, August 8, 2019 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Concordia with Fr. Steven Heina officiating. Burial will follow at St. Concordia Cemetery, Concordia.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church or Kindred Hospice, McPherson, Kansas in care of the funeral home. For online condolences, please visit

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