Frances Johnston obituaryIn Loving Memory…

Frances L. Johnston

Frances Louise Johnston, 95, of Sedalia, passed away Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at Bothwell Regional Health Center.

She was born June 3, 1926, in Pettis County, a daughter of the late Joseph Christopher Arnold, Sr. and Lora Ann (Bishop) Arnold. On May 26, 1956, in Sedalia, she was married to Harold Jay Johnston, who preceded her in death on November 7, 2010.

Frances was primarily a homemaker, but had worked for a time at Inter-State Studios and Archia’s Seed. Family was everything to her and she loved taking care of them. Her husband, Harold, was her pride and joy. She faithfully supported him as the conductor of the Sedalia Symphony.

Frances enjoyed flower gardening, baking and sewing. She was a mom or grandma figure to many and helped many people over the years.

Frances was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Karen Rolleri (Michael), of Chapel Hill, NC; a son, Kevin Johnston (Joanie), of Sedalia; two granddaughters, Laura and Sarah; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brothers and sisters.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, May 16, 2022 at Wesley United Methodist Church, with Rev. Dennis Harper officiating.

Casket bearers will be Roger Waters, Denny Arnold, David McCollum, Kim Graves, Bill Blackaby and Scott Miller.

Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. Sunday, May 15, 2022 at Heckart Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Wesley United Methodist Church or Sedalia Symphony, in care of Heckart Funeral Home.


6 Responses

  1. Frances was such a dear sweet lady, she was my dads neighbor at the Essex, we had some nice visits, I wish I had known her longer, we have a lot of the same interests. Condolences to her family.🙏🏻🙏🏻 Maxine Wheeler

  2. Kevin, Karen and family: With sincere sympathy. Your parents, Frances and Harold, were such a lovely and well-respected couple. I am sorry that I will not be able to attend the visitation nor the service, but you will be in my prayers.

  3. She was beautiful, loving and a wonderful Aunt. Love you Aunt Frances and am missing you already. I am missing our phone calls. Rest in peace my sweet Aunt

  4. My Thoughts and Prayers have been with the family and will continue, since hearing the sad news. I was not able to attend any of the services, because of work and Doctor appointments. Frances will be missed by many, as I know she did a lot with Harold Jay and the Symphony. She will rest in Peace now being rejoined with H. J.

  5. Francis lived across the hallway from me at Essex. Wonderful nice lady!!! May God be with the family🙏

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