Eddie Dean Johnston and Cynthia (Bone) Johnston were united in marriage November 9, 1974 and for 47 years they never left each other’s side. They had two children and shared many memories filled with joy and laughter.
Eddie was born October 3, 1955 in Hazel Creek, Missouri a son to the late Glenwood Johnston and Lena (Keenan) Johnston. Cynthia was born September 8, 1958 in Potosi a daughter to the late Charles Bone and Anna Mae (Richards) Bone.
Eddie departed this life Tuesday, December 14, 2021 having reached the age of 66 years. Cynthia followed December 15, 2021 reaching the age of 63 years.
Eddie and Cynthia are survived by their children, Anthony Orta and Nicky Boyer of Farmington, Missouri and Christina (Corren) Johnston of Farmington; Cynthia’s brothers and sisters, Marty Bone and wife Teresa of Potosi, Steve Bone of Bonne Terre, Mark Bone and wife Kelly of Potosi; Storie Orta of Rolla, Missouri, Belinda and Lester Stone of Potosi, April Bone of Potosi, Kathy and Vern of Farmington; Eddie’s brother and sisters, Billy Johnston of Farmington, Glenda Brakefeild and husband Noel of Potosi, Yvonne Bush and husband Harold of St. Clair, Missouri, Georgia Smith and husband Allen of Belgrade, Missouri; grandchildren, Hampton Orta and Kierstyn Gray and many nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives and special friends.
Cynthia was preceded in death by her brother, Patrick Bone and Eddie was preceded in death by a sister, Beverly Bartz.
Eddie was a social butterfly and always had a friendly word to share. He served as a commissioner for Washington County and operated the Belgrade gas station for many years. He always took care of others and never asked for anything in return. He loved to help people and was everyone’s favorite at Dickey Feed and Farm. Cynthia was kind, caring, and loving to all she met, having a smile that could light up a room. She loved to play board games, computer games, work around her home with Eddie, go fishing and tend to her flower garden. Eddie and Cynthia were loved by their family and they built a beautiful life together. They will hold a special place in everyone’s heart and their lives will never be forgotten.