Martha Johnston

Martha “Jo” Hardee Johnston

February 6, 1933-August 3, 2014

Martha “Jo” Hardee Johnston passed away Sunday, August 3, 2014.  She was born February 6, 1933 in Ira, Texas to Richard and Isla Hardee and was one of seven children.

Jo gave selflessly of herself as church librarian to her long-time church home, First Baptist Edmond, retiring after 37 years.  Jo also retired from the Edmond Public Schools as librarian and Mary Kay Cosmetics as a consultant.

She is survived by her son Richard Wesley Johnston and wife Carla of Ardmore, OK; daughter Jana-Lyn McClain of Edmond, OK; granddaughters Abigail, Adriane, and Catherine Johnston of Ardmore, OK and Aislan McClain of Edmond, OK; grandson Chris Spahos of Ardmore, OK; and great-granddaughters Ruby Johnston and Stella Horner of Ardmore, OK.  She is also survived by brother Dick Hardee and wife Frieda of Mississippi and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Baptist Children’s Homes of Oklahoma.

2 thoughts on “Martha Johnston”

  1. Joanie Gregory-Pullen

    Dearest Jana,

    I was so sorry to read about your mom’s passing this morning. I lost my mom in March of 2013. It stinks but I am most certainly thankful for their salvation and the promise of an eternal, Heavenly home and our reunion there.

    I have thought of you often over the years and have tried to find you on facebook. I hope all is well and you are happy.

    Praying for your family at this time.


    1. Hello Joanie, thank you for your kind words for my grandmother and mother. I happened upon this obituary for her while doing some family research. My name is Aislan and I’m the daughter of Jana. My mother actually passed away on January 20, 2015 and never got a chance to read your comment here though I know she would have appreciated it. I’m not sure if you’re an old school friend of my mother’s or how you know her but I know your kind words would mean a lot to her if she was still here. Thank you 🙂

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