Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
October 8, 2011 3:24 am EDT


BELLVILLE —Norma Jean Johnston, 84, of Bellville died Oct. 5, 2011, in Winchester Terrace.

She was born July 20, 1927, in Ashland, the daughter of Charles and Mildred (Knaub) Rinard. Norma was a longtime employee at Term-O-Disc in Mansfield, but her calling was helping the disabled. She opened her home as a group home, helping to care for the mentally challenged.

Norma is survived by a grandson, Marc (Deb) VanTilburg of Lucas; a granddaughter, Keli Dotson of Butler; four great-grandchildren; and sister, Patsy Rinard of Bellville.

On Sept. 25, 1965, she married Frederick D. Johnston, who preceded her in death. Also deceased are son, James Johnston; daughter, Dianne Collins; grandson, Jamie Collins; half brother, Donald Williams.

A graveside funeral service will be Oct. 17 at 11 a.m. in Lantz Cemetery. Pastor Craig Hamm will officiate. The Bellville Snyder Funeral Home is assisting the family with compassionate cremation arrangements. Go to for full obituary, memorials and condolences.

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