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William J. "Bill" Johnston, age 86, Paola, Kan., formerly of La Cygne, Kan., passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016, at St. Luke's South. He was born at Drexel, Mo., on May 12, 1930, the son of Clifford and Mabel McMeins Johnston.

He married Alladene Mooney on April 14, 1951, at Huntsville, Ark.

He worked for General Motors and was a member of the United Auto Workers. In addition to working at GM, Bill farmed and raised livestock. He enjoyed a good rodeo as well.

He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant son; two brothers, LeVaun and Johnny Johnston; and two sisters, Arlene Harvey and Erlene Craighead.

Bill is survived by his wife Alladene; two sons, William L. Johnston and Larry A. Johnston Sr.; a daughter, Linda Johnston; and five grand- and 11 great-grandchildren.

Visitation was held Friday evening, Nov. 18, and funeral service was held Saturday afternoon, Nov. 19, at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, La Cygne Chapel. Burial was in the Oak Lawn Cemetery. The family suggests contributions to Care to Share. Online condolences for the family may be left at www.schneiderfunerals.com. Arrangements: Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, La Cygne Chapel.

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