Justin David Johnston
Justin David Johnston 16, of McLouth, Kansas was called by our HEAVENLY FATHER on June 2, 2011 while on a Spanish Club educational tour in Costa Rica.
Visitation was Friday, June 10th, 2011 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Easton, Kansas from 3:00 PM until 8:00 PM, with the family present from 4:00 PM until 7:30 PM, an Army of Christ Youth Rosary was held at 4:00 PM, and the Parish Rosary was held at 7:00 PM.
Mass of Christian Burial was at 10:00 AM, Saturday, June 11 at St. Lawrence Church in Easton Kansas, with Father Richard McDonald officiating, followed by interment at St. Lawrence Catholic cemetery.
Justin was born March 27, 1995 at Shawnee Mission Medical Center.
He was an outgoing and likeable young man that always brightened everyone’s day with his cheerful and friendly personality. He was actively involved with St. Lawrence Church in Easton, Kansas performing alter and lector activities for the parish and was active in the Army of Christ, the parish youth group. He had a kind and friendly personality and was well liked by many in the communities of Easton, McLouth, Winchester, Oskaloosa, and Lansing. He was always cheerful and willing to help those needing assistance and did so with his unforgettable smile and charm.
Justin attended Xavier, Lansing, and McLouth Schools. He had just completed his sophomore year of high school and was looking forward to return for his junior year. He was popular with other students, parents, and community members. He was active in school athletics participating in cross country, power lifting, and baseball.
Justin is survived by: his parents John and Wendi Johnston, sister Jordyn (14), sister Jenna (11), sister Julia (10), brother Jonathan (7), Grandparents Robert & Kathryn Johnston (Easton), Grandparents David and Juanita Gwartney (Basehor), Great Grandparents Donald & Mary Gwartney (Easton), and many uncles, aunts, nephews, and nieces.
Memorials in his name may be directed to the Justin Johnston Memorial Fund.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Belden-Larkin Funeral Home and Cremation Services. Condolences may be sent to www.beldenlarkin.com.
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