Ruth "Juanita" Johnston

Monday, July 21, 2014

Ruth "Juanita" Johnston, 100, of Shell Knob, passed away Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at Autumn Hill Nursing Home in Berryville, Ark.

She was born April 1, 1914, in Washington, D.C., the daughter of Wilmer Eugene and Ruth Lillian (Heatwole) Weaver, who preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death were one sister, Frances Lamb, and two brothers, Charles and Wilmer Weaver.

Survivors include: one daughter Carolyn Elizabeth Selba, of Shell Knob; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She grew up and received her education in Washington, D.C., where she graduated from Eastern High School. For several years she was the secretary for the solicitor general at the Department of Justice. Four years ago she moved from Silver Spring, Md., to Shell Knob to be near her daughter. She was a member of Oak Chapel United Methodist Church in Layhill, Md., and attended Central Community United Methodist Church in Shell Knob.

Graveside services were held Friday in Lake Park Memorial Gardens, Shell Knob, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Shell Knob. Pastor Barry Fielder conducted the services.

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