The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


March 15, 2014

Sharon A. Johnston

CONOVER, N.C. — JOHNSTON – Sharon A., 65, Conover, N.C., passed away Friday, March 14, 2014, at her residence. Born March 17, 1948, in Blair County, daughter of the late Elwood and Joann (Bowser) Tilson.  She was previously employed by Newton Vision. Survivors include her husband of 22 years, John Johnston of the home; two sons, William Clark, Cornelius, N.C.; Doug Clark, Johnstown; brother, Charles Tilson, Johnstown; sister, Sue Tarbey, and husband, David, Johnstown; and three grandchildren, Caroline Clark, Ashley Clark and Avery Clark, all of Cornelius, N.C. A service of remembrance will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, 2014, in the chapel of Drum Funeral Home in Conover, the  Rev. Larry Cooley officiating. The family will receive friends following the service. A second service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, March 21, 2014, at Calvary United Methodist Church in Johnstown, Pastor Wendy Henderson officiating. Memorials may be made to Catawba Regional Hospice, 3975 Robinson Road, Newton, N.C.  28658. Condolences may be sent to the Johnston family at

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