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CLARA H. JOHNS TON Mrs. Clara H. Johnston, 95, of Vero Beach died February 10, 2013 at The Place at Vero Beach. Mrs. Johnston was born in Peoria, Illinois and was a graduate of Manuel High School, Class of 1935. On June 30, 1951 she married Garland B. "Oley" Johnston while they were both working for the Peoria & Pekin Union Railway Company. Upon retiring, they moved to Vero Beach 33 years ago. She was a member of the Vero Beach Elks Lodge #1774 where she was known as the "Deviled Egg Lady", Eagles Aerie and the Eastern Star in Peoria, and The 600 Bowling Club. Survivors include her goddaughter Cheryl Rudd of Vero Beach and many friends. She was preceded in death by her husband Garland Johnston, parents John and Mary Holt and brothers Jack and Jim Holt. The family will receive friends 5- 7 PM, Friday February 15, 2013 at the Strunk Funeral Home in Vero Beach. There will be a Celebration of Her Life beginning at 11:00 AM, Saturday February 16, 2013 at the funeral home with the Vero Beach Elks Lodge officiating followed by interment at Crestlawn Cemetery in Vero Beach. After the interment her celebration will continue with a reception at the Vero Beach Elks Lodge. Memorial contributions may be made to the BPOE #1774, PO Box 158, 1350 26th Street, Vero Beach, Florida 32961 or the VNA/ Hospice Foundation, 1110 35th Lane, Vero Beach, Florida 32960. An online guestbook is available at www. strunkfuneralhome. com Paid Obituary
Published in the TC Palm on Feb. 13, 2013