Mary Louise Johnston

Funeral services for Mary Louise Johnston will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 19 at the Church of The First Born. Mr. Doug Carver will officiate. Interment will take place at Octavia Cemetery in Octavia, Okla.

Mary Louise Johnston was born Oct. 26, 1921 in Farlanville, Kan. to George and Mary Brown. She passed away Sept. 15, 2012 at home in Cortez at the age of 90.

Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Allen; her parents; a brother, Bill; sister, Betty; grandson, Rocky; and granddaughter, Angela.

Surviving Mary are her children, Delores of Durant, Okla., Roy and wife Anna of Cortez, Clifford and wife Valerie of Zafra, Okla., and Keith and wife Debbie of Lindsay, Okla.; brothers, George, Jack and Jerry; and sisters, Hellen and Polly. Also surviving are 18 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

Mary lived most of her life in Oklahoma and moved to Cortez in 1995

Services are under the direction of Ertel Funeral Home. For further information or to send condolences, log on to and click on the obituary section.