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Ruth Ann Johnston

March 29, 1949 ~ October 29, 2023 (age 74) 74 Years Old

Ruth Ann Johnston Obituary

Ruth Ann Johnston, 74, of Odin passed away Sunday, October 29, 2023. She was born on March 29, 1949, the daughter of Molly and Elsie Patton in Centralia. She married the love of her life, Samuel Johnston on April 16, 1980, in Mt. Vernon, and he survives her in Odin. 

Along with her husband of 43 years, Sam Johnston, survivors include her children, Jahan Todd Moghadam of Centralia, Johnny (Michelle) Johnston of Centralia, Amy Moghadam of Centralia, Wendy (Ed) Short of Centralia, Kirk Johnston of Odin, twin sons, Samuel Johnston of Central City and Daniel Johnston of Odin, and Kelly Schuchmann of Centralia; grandchildren, Aryana Morgan, J.B. Moghadam, Jordan Moghadam, Katy Hoffman, Ligah Sussen, Broc Sussen, Clayton Short, Samantha Workman, Selina Hendricks, Hanna Gaston, Kendrick Knicker, James Johnston, Dennis Schuchmann, Tyson Fowler, Annie Fowler, Chelsey Hazlip, Dominick Johnston, Lyndsey Johnston, Cam Johnston, Daniel Johnston, Kaleb Johnston, Alyssa Johnston, Gabby Johnston, and Hunter Johnston; great-grandbabies, Jaylee, Kaylee, Rylee, Blaine, Miles, and Curtis “CJ”; those raised like her own children, Curtis Moghadam, Ryan Moghadam, Richard Atchison, and Daniel Johnston Jr.; brother-in-law, Billy Jo (Tina) Johnston of Odin; sister-in-law, Dee Johnston of Odin; and many nieces and nephews, extended family members, and friends.

Ruth Ann was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Peggy Hardy, and Frances Schmitz; brothers, Bruce Patton, Jack. Patton, and Dean Patton; her daughter, Deana Rowcliff; grandchildren, Leesha Ann Moghadam, and Blaine Hoffman; and sister-in-law, Elsa Pitts.

Ruth Ann was a beautiful, kind soul that graciously cared for those she loved by giving them her all. She was definitely the hostess with the mostess, bringing everyone together for holiday gatherings. Ruth Ann was an amazing cook and she loved to teach others to cook, sharing her secret for her famous cherry delight. She felt at home in nature and appreciated time spent outdoors, enjoying the view from her campsites at Forbes, Coles Creek, and Rend Lake. Ruth Ann was a master with flowers, growing lovely rose bushes and nurturing many plants from season to season. She enjoyed looking for treasures while out antiquing and hitting rummage sales. In quiet moments she liked to crochet pieces to gift to family and friends. Ruth Ann loved to take peaceful rides with her husband, Sam, where she would drift off to sleep in the front seat. She was a fun, loving, supportive Grammy to her precious grandchildren, who loved her dearly. Ruth Ann will be remembered for her love of her dogs, spoiling them anytime she could. Ruth Ann made an impact on her family that will carry through from each generation and her loving ways will never be forgotten.

A celebration of life service will be held by the family at a date in the future. Memorials may be made in Ruth Ann’s honor to Irvin Macz Funeral Homes to aid her family with expenses and will be accepted for the family at the Irvin Macz Funeral Home in Centralia. Online condolences and memories of Ruth Ann may be shared with her family by visiting www.maczfuneralhomes.com and/or on the funeral home’s Facebook page.


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