Kristie Mearl (Fenton) Johnston passed away March 20, 2019 at her home in Stockton, Kansas at the age of 55. Kristie was born August 28, 1963 in Hays, Kansas to Raleigh and Ruth (Ives) Fenton. She grew up on the family farm just east of Stockton and graduated from Stockton High School in 1982.
Kristie married Steven Johnston on April 15, 1994 in Stockton, Kansas where they remained and spent their lives together. Kristie and Steven were blessed with two daughters, Jamie and Jessica. Steven later passed away on July 3, 2007 at their home in Stockton.
She was a woman who knew the value of hard work and was not afraid to do it. She had a passion for gardening, taking care of others and if there was a rodeo event going on, you can bet she was there to see the action. She enjoyed spending her free time following her daughter Jessica to her many rodeo events, riding horses, and doing anything she could that would get her out to the farm.
Kristie was blessed to find the second love of her life, Darryl, five years ago. Through this love Kristie got to spend her last years experiencing new adventures, many laughs and created memories that all of her family will treasure forever.
Kristie is survived by her daughters Jamie Balthazor and husband Adam of Stockton, KS and Jessica of Stockton, KS; parents Raleigh and Ruth Fenton of Stockton, KS; grandchildren Baileigh, Zeke, Leigha, and Blake Balthazor; significant other, Darryl Barnhill of the home; sister Kathy Glover and husband Jim of Larned, KS; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at the funeral home in Stockton with a burial to follow at the Stockton Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2:00pm until 8:00pm on Friday, March 22, 2019 at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to Bull City Rough Riders or Kristie Johnston M.F. and may be sent in care of Plumer-Overlease Funeral Home, 723 North 1st, Stockton, KS 67669.