Obituary for Deborah L. Johnston | Frank Kapr Funeral Home, Inc.


Deborah L. Johnston

June 16, 1953 ~ August 5, 2018 (age 65)

Deborah Lee Johnston, 65 of Vanderbilt, died unexpectedly, Sunday afternoon, August  5, 2018, at Scottdale Manor and Rehabilitation Center, East Huntingdon Twp., while being comforted by her loving family.

She was born June 16, 1953, in Connellsville, the daughter of the late Calvin and Dorothy Murphy Thorpe.

Deborah was a graduate of Connellsville High School Class of 1971. She had been employed as a Nursing Aid for 30 years at Scottdale Manor and Rehabilitation Center.

She was a loving Mother, Grandmother and Sister to her family.

Deborah is gone from our lives, but will forever remain in the hearts of those who knew and loved her.

Her Loving Children:

Amy Johnston of Mt. Pleasant

Larry Johnston, Jr. and fiancé Tonya Smith of West Newton

Ashley Johnston and fiancé Raymond Grimm, Jr. of Vanderbilt, with whom Deborah resided

And their Father, Larry Johnston, Sr. and Earla Goodwin of Connellsville.

Her Five Grandchildren:

Daniel and Rebecca Nicklow

Alyssa Nicholson

Braden Johnston

And Jamie Coleman

Her Two Brothers:

Roy Thrope of Mill Run

Jim Thorpe and wife Tracy of Woodale

In addition to her parents, Deborah was preceded in death by:

Infant Daughter: Glenda Johnston

Sister: May Bryner

Two Brothers: John Hall and Calvin Eugene Thorpe

Deborah’s family will greet friends in the Frank Kapr Funeral Home, Inc., 417 Pittsburgh Street, Scottdale, Wednesday from 4PM – 7PM.

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