Barbara (Philbrook) Johnson

November 30, 1927
- June 29, 2003

MILO - Barbara 'Barb' Johnston, 75, of Milo, wife of Donald Johnston, passed away June 29, 2003, at Mayo Regional Hospital. She was born Nov. 30, 1927, the daughter of the late Irving and Bessie Philbrook. She was a member of the Methodist church, a loving wife and mother who enjoyed cooking and taking care of her family. She also liked knitting, baking, playing bingo, going to the coast and going camping. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Donald Johnston of Milo; her daughter, Diane Rideout and her partner, Leonard Kobylus of Milo; sons and daughters-in-laws, Larry and Kathy Johnston of Sebec; Bruce "Butch" and Vickilee Johnston of Milo; and daughter, Lori Ann Hall and her partner, Roy Applebee of Derby; brothers, Glen "Nick" Philbrook and his partner, Helga Nason of Sebec; Merle and his wife, Janice Philbrook of Milo; sisters, Arlene Hughes of Milo, Betty and her husband, Bill, of Milo; grandchildren, Tess, Missy, Lisa, Tina, Loretta, Wendy, Brandon and Sheena and eight great-granchildren; many nieces, nephews and cousins. She had many special friends including Barbara Walker, Margaret Campbell and Bud and Kathy Teele, who all brought joy into her life. She was predeceased by her brothers, Clayton and Raymond and sister, Hildred. There will be no funeral at the request of the family. A committal service will be held Aug. 15, at the Evergreen Cemetery, Milo.

Graveside memorial services for Barbara (Philbrook) Johnston, who passed away June 29, 2003, will be held 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 15, 2003, at the Pine Tree Cemetery, Milo, with Pastor Michelle St. Cyr officiating.

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