Died June 12, 2014
Funeral Services for Gertrude “Toots” Johnston, 100, of Jefferson, Iowa formerly of Dawson, Iowa will be 10:30 am Monday, June 16, 2014 at the First United Methodist Church in Grand Junction, Iowa. Interment will be at the Junction Township Cemetery, Grand Junction, Iowa. Visitation will be after 11:00 am Sunday, June 15, 2014 at Slininger-Rossow Funeral Home in Jefferson with the family present to greet friends from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Memorials are suggested to the family and may be left at Slininger-Rossow Funeral Home in Jefferson.
Gertrude “Toots” Alice Shain Johnston, daughter of Sherman and Alta Coil Shain, was born March 27, 1914 in Boone, Iowa. Gertrude grew up in Jefferson and attended school there.
On October 18, 1938, Gertrude was united in marriage to Kenneth Johnston in Carroll, Iowa. They were the proud parents of one son Kenneth. The married couple farmed near Scranton, Iowa and then later near Ralston. In 1965, Toots and Ken moved to Dawson, Iowa and ran Ken and Toots Tavern.
Gertrude was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Kenneth A. Johnston; and her son Kenneth Roy Johnston, Sr. She is survived by 5 grandchildren: Kenny (Denise) Johnston of Rippey, IA; Larry (Dalieth) Johnston of Grand Junction, IA, Lisa (Jon) Brant of Rippey, IA, Angie (Jeff) Paschell of Medford, NJ, and Dan (Tracie) Johnston of Des Moines, IA; 16 great grandchildren; 16 great-great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.Information provided by: Slininger-Rossow Funeral Home 119 West Lincolnway PO Box 108 Jefferson, Iowa 50129 515.386.2171 www.sliningerrossowfuneralhome.com