Marilyn Jean (Sheets) Johnston, formerly of Poteau, OK, entered into the presence of the Lord very peacefully December 24, 2014, in Sapulpa, OK at the age of 79 years. (Psalm 116:15) Marilyn was born December 2, 1935, in Alva, OK to M.R. (Rex) and Grace (Korn) Sheets. She was raised and received her education in Woodward, OK, graduating Woodward HS. In 1954, Marilyn married Gary Johnston in Woodward, OK. They moved to Poteau in 1962, where they made their home. During 24 years of marriage, three girls were born. She was a devoted daughter and loved being Mama to her own children. She received her B.S. In Elementary Education in 1982 at NSU. Marilyn then worked for the state of Oklahoma for 21 years. Those who survive are Linda Sue Johnston of Owasso, OK, Cynthia (Cindy) Lynne Woolbright and husband Joe of Bethalto, IL, and Donna Jean Johnston of Dodge City, KS. Also surviving is her precious granddaughter Allison Grace Woolbright, who called her "Grammy". Her brother Ronald R. Sheets and his wife Sharon of Loveland, CO, along with numerous nephews and nieces and extended family also survive her. Her parents preceded her in death. Graveside services were held at Elmwood Cemetery in Woodward, then a celebration of her life will be on Jan 2, 2015 at Mowery Funeral Service Chapel at 2:00 in Owasso, OK.
Published on  December 30, 2014