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Mary Moneeta Johnston

Ozark, AR, 1917 - 2010

Mary Moneeta Johnston, 93, of Ozark died December 18 in Ozark. She was born October 8, 1917 in Hunt, Arkansas to John B. and Viola Tennessee Sparks Henson.
She and William "Bill" Johnston were married May 29, 1937 and during WWII she and her husband worked in a powder plant in Pryor, Oklahoma; then returned to the Ozark area where together they owned and operated both Johnston Grocery and later Johnston Chevrolet. She retired in 1971. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Ozark for many years.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Bill Johnston; a daughter, Shirley Haberer; a brother, Kenneth Henson; and a sister, Helen Yates.
She leaves surviving her a son Don Johnston and his wife Brenda, of Fayetteville; seven grandchildren, Brandon Haberer and wife Kara; Chad Haberer and wife Kevi; Patrick Haberer and wife Kayci, all of Ozark; Whitney Moore and husband Casey, of Springdale; Morgan Johnston, of Fayetteville; Wade Johnston, of Durango, Colorado; and Shawn Armstrong, of Eureka Springs. She also left behind five great grandchildren: Lauren, Caroline, Reagan and Tristan Haberer, and Hunter Moore; and a son-in-law, Charles Otto Haberer.
Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, December 23rd at First Baptist Church in Ozark with Reverend Ted Darling officiating, and burial at Highland Cemetery under direction of Shaffer Funeral Home of Ozark.
Serving as pallbearers are Brandon, Patrick, and Otto Haberer, Wade Johnston, Shawn Armstrong, and Randy Vest. The family will visit with friends from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. To leave an online condolence to the family, visit the website:

Published December 21, 2010

Shaffer Funeral Home
2315 West Commercial Street Ozark, P.O. Box 680, Ozark, AR
Phone: 479-667-4147