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Helen J. Johnston

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

May 8, 1920-Dec. 23, 2006

Helen J. Johnston, 86, Greencastle, died Saturday.

Born in Putnam County, she was the daughter of Daniel K. and Alice Denver-Long Hope.

She retired from the Agriculture Stabilization Conservation Service after 32 years of service and was employed part-time at J.C. Hoffman Limited in Greencastle until 1999.

She was a member of Fillmore United Methodist Church, Kappa Delta Phi Sorority, A.A.R.P., Greencastle Business and Professional Women's Club, Order of Easter Star, and was an active volunteer member of the Putnam County Hospital Guild.

She married William H. Johnson on Dec. 22, 1939. He preceded her in death on Dec. 25, 1967.

Survivors include five nieces and nephews, including Martha Garrett, Greencastle, Jo Ann Hope, Fillmore, and Christine Gardner, Greencastle, several great-nieces and nephews, and great-great nieces and nephews.

Services will take place at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home, Greencastle, with Dr. Bryan Palmer-Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery.

Visitation is at 11 a.m. until time of services Wednesday.

Memorials may be made to Fillmore United Methodist Church. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at inbth@keystonegroup.com.