Gladys Johnston

Gladys Marie (Strahl) Johnston, 92, Marion, died June 7, 2008.

Born Sept. 23, 1915, at Englevale, she was the daughter of Harry and Cora (Grayson) Strahl.

She graduated from Peabody High School and attended Wichita Business College. She worked for the state department of social welfare at Topeka.

On March 23, 1941, she married James Johnston and they returned to Peabody.

She worked at Paramount Products at Peabody and later as a bookkeeper at Baker Furniture & Carpet.

She was preceded in death by her husband and daughter, Regina Sue Johnston.

Survivors include two sons, James Braden Johnston of Blacksburg, Va., and Korbin Lee Johnston of Lexington, S.C.; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Burial will be at Prairie Lawn Cemetery, Peabody, in a private service.

A memorial fund has been established with the St. Luke Foundation.