Vangel “Kay” Johnston

July 27, 2023

Vangel “Kay” Johnston, 83, of Middlefork, Ind., died July 27, 2023 in her daughter’s home.  She was born on May 19, 1940 in Carroll County, Ind. to Carlton Alter and Lois Elizabeth (Butler) Usher.  She married Robert Jerry Johnston on June 12, 1959 and he preceded her in death on January 24, 1984.

Kay was a 1958 graduate of Forest High School and was a line welder for Delco Electronics in Kokomo for over 20 years, retiring in 1990.  She enjoyed frequenting garage sales, playing cards – especially Euchre, working in her yard and being outdoors, but her greatest joy was being with her family.

Memorial donations may be made in Kay’s honor to the Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital, c/o St. Vincent Foundation, 8402 Harcourt Road, Suite 210, Indianapolis, IN 46260 or the Clinton County Humane Society, P.O. Box 455, Frankfort, IN 46041.

Visitation and Services

A Funeral Service will be held at ­­­­­11 a.m. Friday, August 4, 2023 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main Street, Frankfort.  Her son, Kevin, will officiate the service.  Friends may visit 9 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. at the funeral home.  Burial will follow the service in Middlefork Cemetery. 

Survived by:

Surviving are her Children: Rosanne (John) Evans of Walton, Jerry Joe (Donna) Johnston of rural Burlington, Kevin (Lisa) Johnston of rural Michigantown, Sheila Clinton of rural Frankfort; Sister: Judy Hawes of Frankfort; Grandchildren: Travis (Stephanie) Evans, Stephanie (Jason) Herrell, Cameron (Brittany) Clinton, Blake (Mirissa) Clinton, Casey Johnston, Jordan (Samantha) Johnston, Allison Johnston, Tyler Johnston, Cameron (Priscila) Woodard, Jordan (Amy) Woodard; Great-Grandchildren: Kaleb and Khloe Evans, Tyler & Kayla Paul, Hadley, Layne, and Kane Herrell, Anson, Wyatt, and Landon Clinton, Lucie, Willow, and Raiden Johnston, Maddox, Elouise, and Rhone Woodard; Great-Great-Grandchildren: Mya and Walker Paul; along with Special Nieces and Nephew: Stacie (Hawes) Butler, Billy Hawes, Christy (Hawes) Schmaltz, and Heather (Hawes) Grissom.  

Preceded by:

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter: Veronica Kay Johnston, son-in-law: Dale Clinton, and brother: John Usher.


Leave your Condolences

5 Condolences for “Vangel “Kay” Johnston”

  1. Gloria Gleitz July 27, 2023 at 6:15 pm

    Prayers for your entire family. God bless you all.

  2. Mike Usher July 28, 2023 at 12:48 am

    Sure will miss you aunt Kay, I will see you in heaven with my dad John Usher love and will miss you.

  3. John & Laura Rhode July 28, 2023 at 2:03 pm

    We are so sorry to hear this . Many prayers for you all John & I are on vacation we won’t be back until late Friday evening. Hugs for you all.

  4. Dan, Peggy Abbott July 29, 2023 at 2:25 pm

    So sorry for your loss . Kay was a very special lady . And a very loving Mother . Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayer.

  5. Lori A Meagher August 2, 2023 at 4:35 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss. We lost Mom almost two years. We all went to church in Middlefork together a lot of good memories. My thoughts and prayers for you all.

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