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Richard W. Johnston

June 17, 2015

Eskridge- Richard W. Johnston, 75, lifelong resident of Eskridge passed away Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at Stormont Vail Hospital in Topeka.

 

He was born April 4, 1940 at Eskridge the son of Ronald M. and Ruth “Jennie” Dudney Johnston.  Richard graduated from Eskridge High School in 1958.

 

Richard owned Johnston Construction in Eskridge many years.  He was a member of the Eskridge Presbyterian Church.  He served on the Eskridge City Council, had been a volunteer fireman and was a member of the Eskridge Ball Association.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, William Guy and D. Alan Johnston and a sister, Diane L DeForest.

 

On June 23, 1960 he was united in marriage to Shelia Hewes at Alma.  She survives of the home.

 

Other survivors include two sons, Brian Johnston, Eskridge and Jim (Carla) Johnston, Westmoreland; his daughter, Tammy (Todd) Chambers, Springfield, MO; a brother, Ron (Kim) Johnston, Dover; sisters, Helen (Don) Kern, Dallas, TX, Karen Barber, Americus, Judy (Laurie) Johnston, Wichita, Becky Johnston, Wichita; sister-in-law, Mary Johnston, Topeka; 11 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

 

Funeral services will be at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, June 20, 2015 at the Eskridge Community Church.  Interment will be in the Eskridge Cemetery.  The family will receive friends on Friday, June 19, 2015 at Piper Funeral Chapel in Eskridge from 6:30 until 8:00 P.M.  Casual dress is requested.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Richard W. Johnston Scholarship Fund and sent in care of Piper Funeral Home, 714 Maple St., St. Marys, Kansas 66536.

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17 thoughts on “Richard W. Johnston

  1. Mike and I and all of us at Allied extend our Sincere Sympathy in your loss. Richard will be missed greatly. He was such a kind man. We are honored to have known him. Again very sorry.

  2. My condolences to he family. May you allow God’s promises (to be fulfilled in the near future) comfort you, strengthen your faith, and give you hope. (Rev. 21:4)

  3. My condolences to he family. May you allow God’s promises (to be fulfilled in the near future) comfort you, strengthen your faith, and give you hope.

  4. My condolences to he family. May you allow God’s promises (to be fulfilled in the near future) comfort you, strengthen your faith, and give you hope.

  5. My condolences to he family. May you allow God’s promises (to be fulfilled in the near future) comfort you, strengthen your faith, and give you hope.

  6. We are very sad to hear of the passing of Richard. .A very talented man that will be greatly missed.
    Our sympathy to his family.
    Eldon & Doris Roberson

  7. To all of Richard’s family, I am very sorry to hear of his passing away. Richard was always considered a very good friend & Dad to 1 of my best school mates. May he rest in Peace. Tom Horn

  8. Sheila and family,
    I will miss Richard and our many talks. He was very kind to me and helped me get through a difficult time when I lost my dad.
    I will miss my friend.

  9. I met Richard and his family when I worked for Ed Van Petten in his Eskridge law office. Richard was a great guy and has a wonderful family. So sorry for your loss.

    Connie Yonke

  10. I was honored to have had the opportunity to know and work with Richard. He was an amazing man, with multiple talents, but more importantly, such a kind soul. My sympathies to all of you. His kindness and strong values are shown so strongly in your family. My God’s peace help you through this difficult time.

  11. The patriarch of a very special family will be sadly missed. What a great example this man set to everyone on how to love, lead, and prosper.
    God Bless to the Johnston Family, from the Rock Creek Family.
    Scott Harshbarger
    Rock Creek

  12. Our sincere sympathy to Sheila and all of the family. That slow deliberate drawl of his speech, that quirky sideways grin and deep belly laugh are going to be sorely missed. He was a good guy. So so sorry.

  13. Richard worked with us remodeling a building for The Children’s Alliance. He and his team were a joy to work with but more over a joy to know. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Richards family and many friends.
    Bruce Linhos

  14. I had the pleasure of working with Richard with the Prairie Winds Apartments in Eskridge. He truly cared about the town of Eskridge and the people who lived there. What a huge loss for this community. He will be missed by so many. Our thoughts are with his family during this difficult time.

    Brooke Smith
    Midwest Housing Equity Group

  15. To the Johnston Family all of you,
    You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Richard will be sadly missed. I have great memories of him especially when he coached our girls softball team. So sorry for your sudden loss. Thinking of you all.
    Love, The Masters Family Harveyville, KS
    Jeannie, JB, Morgan and Austin

  16. Johnston family-Richard was a truly valued customer of City Glass & Mirror. But more than that he was a true friend. He will be sadly missed by all of us. He was honest and loyal and we will always be grateful for that. We cannot imagine how much you will miss him. Our deepest sympathy, City Glass Topeka, Ks

  17. Your friends at Topeka Foundry & Iron Works Company
    extend our Sincere Sympathy, he will be missed by all.
    Jill Bybee Ables
    Topeka Foundry & Iron Works Co.

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