Patty L. Johnston

| June 30, 2016

JohnstonPatty L. Johnston, 72, of Distant, Pa., passed away Wednesday, June 29, 2016, at Clairview Nursing Home.

She was born April 11, 1944, in Kittanning, Pa., the daughter of Bernard and Martha (Whitmore) Hornberger.

Patty was a longtime resident of the area and was of the Baptist faith. Working on needlepoint, reading, tending to her flowers, and requesting rebates were her favorite hobbies. She dedicated her life to raising her family and cherished the time she spent with her children and grandchildren. Patty looked forward to hosting Sunday dinners for her family and she will be greatly missed by those who knew her.

She is survived by her sons, Jim Johnston, of New Bethlehem, Jeff Johnston and wife Gwen, of Distant, Greg Johnston and girlfriend, Joyce Yeany, of Distant, Todd Johnston and wife, Belinda, of Widnoon; and Doug Johnston and wife, Brandy, of Punxsutawney; daughter, Amy Hiles and husband, Bill, of Rimersburg; 19 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; brothers, Frederick A. Hornberger, of Poconos, PA, and Daniel E. Hornberger and fiancée, Melinda, of Clarion; and sisters, Carole Maney, of Clearfield, and Kathy Yori, of Emlenton.

Patty was preceded in death by her parents; loving husband, James Earl Johnston; grandson, Ryan Slee; great-granddaughter, McKenzie Johnston; brother, Richard Hornberger; and sister, Nancy Lee Hornberger.

At Patty’s request, services will be private.

Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery, Distant, Pa.

Arrangements are being handled by Bauer-Hillis Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc.

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