Dora Johnston

Obituary of Dora Johnston

Dora M. Johnston, age 88 of Ransomville, died Wednesday December 6, 2017 in Mt. St. Mary's Hospital in Lewiston after a brief illness.

Dora was born, June 16, 1929 in Sanborn, NY, the daughter of the late Arthur and Mary Marie (Benthin) Schuler. On January 25, 1956 she married John R. Johnston and they lived in Youngstown for many years. Dora worked as a chambermaid at the Portage House Motel in Lewiston for over 20 years. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Youngstown. Dora was an avid bowler and was involved with all her children's and grandchildren's activities.

Her husband, John, predeceased her in 1987. She is survived by her children, Debbie (Wayne) Pollow of Ransomville, Duffy (Tammy) Johnston of Youngstown, and Cindy (Dieter) Zahn of North Tonawanda; her grandchildren, Courtney (Albert) Zimmerman, Brittany (Shaun) Kiely, Nicole and Matthew Zahn, and Riley Johnston; her great grandchildren, Harper and Hunter Zimmerman, and Olivia Kiely; a brother, Robert (late Dolores) Schuler of Sanborn, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by three brothers, John, Harold, and Arthur Schuler.

A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, December 21, at 11:00 AM in the First Presbyterian Church of Youngstown, 100 Church St., Youngstown, with the Rev. Dr. Rex Stewart officiating. There will be no prior visitation. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Ransomville Vol. Fire Co. Ambulance Fund, PO Box 239, Ransomville, NY 14131 or to the First Presbyterian Church of Youngstown, 100 Church St., Youngstown, NY 14174. Arrangements have been entrusted to the HARDISON FUNERAL HOME, 3648 Ransomville Rd., Ransomville.