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Karen T. Johnston

December 18, 1942 - April 14, 2013
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Karen T. Johnston, 70, passed away on Sunday, April 14, 2013. She was a native of Chattanooga, TN and a resident of Hampton for 48 years. Karen was a teacher and Reading Specialist for the Hampton Public Schools for 33 years. She retired in 1998. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Hampton, the DAR, and Bas Bleu Book Club in Hampton. She was also Chairman of International Outreach of Hampton Woman's Club. Karen was preceded in death by her parents, Mel and Harriet Treher. She is survived by her husband, Richard Johnston of 24 years; sons, Chris Gillikin and wife, Melanie, Gary Johnston, Richard L. Johnston and...
Karen T. Johnston, 70, passed away on Sunday, April 14, 2013. She was a native of Chattanooga, TN and a resident of Hampton for 48 years.

Karen was a teacher and Reading Specialist for the Hampton Public Schools for 33 years. She retired in 1998. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Hampton, the DAR, and Bas Bleu Book Club in Hampton. She was also Chairman of International Outreach of Hampton Woman's Club.

Karen was preceded in death by her parents, Mel and Harriet Treher. She is survived by her husband, Richard Johnston of 24 years; sons, Chris Gillikin and wife, Melanie, Gary Johnston, Richard L. Johnston and wife, Melissa; daughter, Marie Sweatt and husband, Tim; one granddaughter; five grandsons; and one great-granddaughter.

A Celebration of Life service for Karen will be held Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, 110 E. Queen Street, Hampton, officiated by the Rev. Dr. Michael Nelson.

Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer's Association, Southeastern VA Chapter, 6350 Center Drive, Suite 102, Norfolk, VA 23502 or , 11835 Canon Boulevard, Suite 102-A, Newport News, VA 23606.

Friends are encouraged to visit www.parklawn-woodfh.com to share memories and words of condolence with the family.

Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Avenue, Hampton, VA 23666.

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HAMPTON - Karen T. Johnston, 70, passed away on Sunday, April 14, 2013. She was a native of Chattanooga, TN and a resident of Hampton for 48...

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