From the Oberlin Herald
JUNE 1971
IVA LEA JOHNSTON, was born Aug. 20, 1896 at Portageville, Mo.  She was a daughter of Emma and William Oliver Marshall.

She died June 10, 1071, at the Sheridan County Hospital, Hoxie, following several months of serious illness.

She and Oren F. Johnston were married May 21, 1924 at Hamilton, Iowa, and moved to Oberlin at that time.

Preceding her in death were her parents; an infant brother; and Johnston who died September 1961.

Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Blanche Braton, Kansas City, Mo.; twins, Imogene Keenan, Jennings and Irmadene Harrison, Oberlin; one brother, James F. Marshall, Oberlin; three sons-in-law; one grandson, Phillip Dean Vigo, Kansas City, Kan. whom she reared as a son; four other grandsons and four granddaughters and five great-grandchildren.

Services were June 13 at Corcorcan Ready Funeral Home with the Rev. Thomas Smith officiating. Interment was in Oberlin Cemetery.

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