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Celebration of Life

Chain Bar and Grill
Friday July 22nd, 2022
4:00pm - 7:00pm

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Karla S. Johnston

Johnston, Karla (nee Shawver) passed away on June 27, 2022, at the age of 82 in Anderson Township, OH. She was born January 11, 1940, in Mason WVA to her parents Jane Miller Shawver Simmonds and Carl Parsons Shawver. She was preceded in death by her parents and stepdad Harold Francis Simmonds. She was the Loving mother of Angela J. Gammon (Gregg) and Steven D. Johnston (Susan) and devoted grandma to Alex, Justin, Jayna, Sophia, Holden and grand-dog Bella. She had so many wonderful friends, was an avid animal lover, LOVED music, volunteering, and making people laugh. It was in her blood and in her heart to help people. She would do anything for anyone. She was a well-loved and lifetime member of the Gateway Country Music Association ('GCMA').

To honor Karla's memory, a Celebration of Life will be held on 7/22/22 at The Chain Bar & Grill from 4-7pm located at 584 Highway 00 Old Monroe, MO 63369. We ask attendees to wear purple, her favorite color.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Missouri or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.


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A candle was lit in memory of Karla Johnston

Linda Meadows Jul 16 2022 10:09 AM

Missing you Karla, you were always such a kind and caring young lady! Rest In Peace, until we meet again, sympathy to your family and those that love you!! Love and hugs!!!❤️

Cleone watkins Jul 12 2022 10:01 AM

I’m heartbroken, still can’t believe she’s gone, it happened so fast.
My parents loved her like a 2nd daughter, she was Karla Jane and I am Karla Jean; both of us grew up as an only child.
Through my parents’ illness and the years since their passing, I have come to rely on her as my link to keep me informed about everybody and all events. I will miss her dearly, as so many will. We all loved Karla Jane💔
(We shared our love of animals too, so she will know where my memorial will go)!

Karla Klausmeier Shelton Jul 8 2022 9:11 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Karla Johnston

Cleone Watkins Jul 7 2022 10:33 PM

Karla was truely a Beautiful Lady and will be Missed by so many peoples who’s life’s she touched over the years. RIP My Friend

Beverly McManus Jul 7 2022 8:10 PM

It was an pleasure to know you you came to about every music venue we played going to miss your smile God bless

David alley Jul 7 2022 8:04 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Karla Johnston

Wynette Harper Jul 7 2022 7:39 PM