Janet Johnston, 72, passed away peacefully at Madrid Home Community on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 12, at Ss. John and Paul Catholic Church, 1401 1st Ave. South in Altoona with burial to follow at the Altoona Cemetery.
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.