Mrs. Johnston was a cashier for Schnucks on Carlyle Avenue in Belleville before her retirement. She was loved and had many friends. She had a lust for life that few have, and was always there for her family and friends. She will be missed by one and all.
Clara was preceded in death by father, Clarence Engle; a sister, Patty J. Woolen; a brother, Thomas A. Engle; and a great-granddaughter, Kaylee James.
Surviving are her beloved husband and friend, Edward B. Johnston;
her precious loved granddaughter, Breanna James;
her loving mother, Virginia M. Engle, nee Stratton;
her loving son, Michael T. (Jennifer) James;
beloved grandson, Christopher M. (Amanda) James;
two brothers, Don (Barb) Engle, and Shorty (Lisa) Engle;
a sister, Cathy (Curtis) Bowen;
a sister-in-law, Rose Sifuentes;
and a brother-in-law, Frank Johnston.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit with the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, January 2, 2018, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 3, 2018, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Rev. David Roderick officiating
Cremation Services will follow.