Janet was born Dec. 30, 1938 in rural Sac County, the daughter of John and Lucille (Bauer) Sampers. She was a member of Ss. John and Paul Catholic Church.
Janet was a devoted, loving wife, mother and grandmother who gave of herself unconditionally.
Janet is survived by her daughters, Julie (Greg) Wilhelm and their children, Kelly, Alyssa and Joel; Laurie (Larry) Ohland; Theresa (Kent) Lullmann and their children, Colton, Dalton and Carson; Kris (Jason) Jones and their children, Brandon, Kyle, Lauren and Garrett; and Kari (Jeremy) Montgomery and their children, Nathan, Alex and Tyler; brothers, Richard "Butch" Sampers and Jerry Sampers; sisters, Nancy Naberhaus and Rose Mary Sampers and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Lyle Johnston; her brother, Ronald Sampers and her parents.
The family will greet friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, at Hamilton's Funeral Home, 605 Lyon St., Des Moines. Memorial contributions may be made to the Madrid Home Communities, 908 N. US Hwy 69, Huxley, Iowa 50124 in loving memory of Janet.