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Betty Lorene (Rodgers) Johnston, 83, of The Gardens at Barry Road in the Kansas City Northland, passed away May 6, 2022.

Betty was born February 10, 1939, in Eufaula, OK, the sixth of seven children of Olen Homer and Nannie (Harmon) Rodgers. Her siblings were Willie Rodgers, Lillie Mae Neal, Pearl Marie Beaty, Cecil Edward "Bud" Rodgers, Homer Lee Rodgers and Virgie Jean Seberger.

Betty was united in marriage to Donald Tecumseh Johnston, Jr. on January 20, 1959, in Tulsa, OK. They lived throughout the US and abroad for four decades during Don's career in the heavy oil equipment field. Don preceded Betty in death on January 23, 2020.

Survivors include a son, Don Johnston, III, San Diego, CA; grandson, Caleb Johnston, San Diego, CA; two sisters, Lillie Mae of Tulsa, OK and Virgie Jean of Bakersfield, CA; as well as nieces, nephews, and their families.

Family members wish to thank the staffs at The Gardens and Ascend Hospice for their loving care for Betty at the end of her life.

Betty will be laid to rest with her husband Don at Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth, KS. Arrangements: Park Lawn Northland Chapel (816) 781-8228.

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