Melva J. Johnston

Feb 5, 2021
Johnston, Melva cropped


10:30 AM Wednesday February 10,2021 at Locke Funeral Home


4:00PM to 6:00 PM Tuesday February 9,2021 at Locke Funeral Home


Waterloo Memorial Park Cemetery


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     Melva J. Johnston, 73, of La Porte City, died Friday, February 5, 2021 at her home. She was born on February 20, 1947 in Waterloo the daughter of Melvin and Nelma (Milks) Owen. She married Steven C. Johnston on November 15, 1985 in Waterloo. He preceded her in death on August 28, 2020.

     She had worked as a cashier at Walmart and Sam’s Club in Waterloo. Melva enjoyed fishing and gambling and cherished time she spent with her family.

     Survivors include a son, Richard (Sheri) Felderman of La PorteCity; three daughters, Kim (Eric) Kulish of Waterloo, Jennifer Kulish of Waterloo, and Tracy Baribar of Fort Dodge; a stepson, Brandon Calvert of Waterloo; a stepdaughter, Nicole White of Waterloo; two sisters, Linda Handy of Altoona, and Sandra (William) Buck of Corpus Christi, TX; a brother, Bennie(Susie) Owen of Norwalk, IA; five grandchildren, Aidan Felderman, Dylan Felderman, Isabella Felderman, Liberty McKiney, Heaven (Trent) Sliekers; and three great-granddaughters.

     She was preceded in death by her husband; and two sisters, Georgette and Barbara Jean Owen.


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  1. Tony | Feb 10, 2021
    what a great lady! Worked with her in my time at walmart she was always the one at the time who would make us popcorn. What a great lady like i said she will be missed for sure
  2. LINDA HANDY | Feb 08, 2021

    A big thank you to Ritchie,  Kimberly,  and Jennifer for giving their. Mother (Melva Jean) such great care during her long time illness with her cancer.  I'm sorry for their loss but Melva will be healthy again completely up in heaven, and she is now once again with her sole mate Steve.  Melva touched a lot of lives during her 73 years here on earth.

     Until we meet once again  my dear sister.  You will certainly be missed.  Love you GOB LOTS...

    Your baby sister

    Linda Lou

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