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Donella Sue Johnston was born on September 22, 1928, in Mount Ayr, IA to Darrell and Lena (Main) Johnston.
Donella, known by many as “Donnie”, grew up at Mount Ayr. She worked at the congregate meal site for several years. Donnie belonged to the First Christian Church in Mount Ayr. Donnie was a good-hearted lady that enjoyed visiting and helping people. She moved into Clearview Home in 2003. Through the years, Donnie made many friends with the residents and staff at Clearview. She enjoyed sitting in the dining hall watching the activities and visiting with the people.
Donnie passed away on December 21, 2021. She was preceded in death by parents; brother, Bill Johnston; nephew, Dick Cole.
She is survived by her sister, Betty Cole; nephew, Steve (Kathy) Cole; nieces, Kathy Tunick and Judy Heine; great nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.
Donella has been cremated and services will be held at a later date.
Memorials are to Everystep Hospice in Mount Ayr.
Armstrong Funeral Home in Mount Ayr is in charge of the arrangements.

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