From the Oberlin Herald
JUNE 1985
HOWARD E. JOHNSTON, son of George Washington and Ellen Elizabeth (Roten) Johnston, was born June 30, 1909 at Goodland.  He died at the Trego-Lemke Hospital in Wakeeney on June 16, 1985 at the age of 75.

Howard and his family moved to the Oberlin area when he was a small child where he attended grade school.

He and Betty Winters were married at Atwood. He had made his home in Oberlin, Colby and Lyons, then moved to McCracken in 1958 and to Goodland in 1976.

Survivors include two sons, Wayne and his wife Marilyn Johnston, Ellis and Don and his wife Lori Johnston, Mulvane; four daughters, Marie Simmons and Ruth Johnston, Lyons, Hope and her husband Bryan Meyers, Langhorne, PA., and Donetta Johnston, Hays; two brothers, GEorge Johnston and Marion (Mac) and his wife Marjorie Johnston, San Diego, Calif; three sisters Cora Wittmore, Naomi Marquis and Agnes and her husband Tom Tomson, all of San Diego, Calif., 10 grandchildren and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one son Stanley, one brother Warren and three sisters, Mabel, Mamie and Etta May.

Graveside services were held Friday June 21, 1985 at 10:30 a.m. at the Traer Cemetery with the Rev. Gerald Bond officiating. Interment was in the Traer Cemetery with arrangements by Enfield Memorial Chapel Inc., Oberlin and Jennings.

Submitted by: Keith E. Johnston, 2602 31 Street, Lubbock, TX 79410,