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Marjorie Johnston

August 16, 1937 - April 17, 2022

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Marjorie Johnston passed away April 17, 2022. She was born on August 16, 1937 to Orval and Irene Boyce in Washington State.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, May 14, 2022 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at First Assembly of God Church, 1700 W 2nd Ave, Indianola, IA.

Marjorie graduated from East High School in 1955 then went on to study nursing at Methodist Hospital School of Nursing. After graduating with a degree in nursing, she started her first job at Methodist Hospital of Des Moines, IA, as an Emergency Room and Intensive Care Unit Nurse, kickstarting a 45 year career in nursing, and nursing home administration.

In 1956, Marjorie met Larry Johnston. Marjorie and Larry went on to have two children, Larry, and Karla.

In 1983, Marjorie retired and spent her time continuing to take care of the elderly and other persons in need, and enjoying her friends and family.

Marjorie was predeceased by her husband, Larry; parents, Orval and Irene; grandparents, Dick and Lilly; sister, Shirley; and grandson, Christopher. She is survived by her son, Larry; daughter, Karla (Miles); sister, Lillian; nephews, Randy, Brad, and Scott; nieces, Rhonda, Robin, Rochelle, and Susan; grandsons, Cory (Chrissy), Cale (Nicole), Cody (Libby) and Callen (and his family); granddaughters, Chelsey (Corbin) and Cameron (A.J.); and five great-grandchildren, Mason, Asher, Addy, Everett, and Quinn.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to the American Heart Association. She felt strongly about health, and wellness.

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