Connie I. Johnston

Connie I. Johnston, N.D., 73, of Williamsport and formerly of Jersey Shore, passed away late Saturday night, Oct. 10, 2020 at The Gatehouse Hospice in Williamsport.

She was born Sept. 12, 1947 in Jersey Shore, a daughter of R. Bruce and Gleyna (Walters) Bown. A graduate of Jersey Shore Senior High School, she earned an associate degree from WACC, now known as Pennsylvania College of Technology. She also earned a Doctorate from the Clayton University of Natural Healing. She was the proprietor of the Natural Health Center in South Williamsport. Connie was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Jersey Shore. She enjoyed traveling, hosting family gatherings, and especially loved spending time with her granddaughter, Lauren.

Her survivors include her husband of 35 years, Graffus Johnston, and her son, Dean Baker and his wife, Missy of Nesbit; and her granddaughter, Lauren Baker. Connie is also survived by her two sisters, Dawn Bergstrom (Ed), Jersey Shore, and Diane Miller, Williamsport; her brother, David B. Bown, DuBoistown; her stepson, Graffus Johnston III (Tracey), Milton; a stepgranddaughter, Brittany Heater, Watsontown; nieces and nephews, Stephen (Amber), Jared (Natasha) and Wade, (Crissy) Lehman; and cousins.

Connie’s life tribute will be held Friday, Oct. 16, at 10:30 a.m. from Calvary Baptist Church, 315 Thompson St., Jersey Shore, with her pastors, Jeff Howell and Ryan Schildroth officiating. Interment will be in Rest Haven Memorial Park, Woolrich. Friends and family will be received on Thursday, Oct. 15, at the church from 6 to 8 p.m., and again Friday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Please observe social distancing and please wear your masks.

Contributions may be made to Calvary Baptist Church. To leave your fondest memories or condolences, please visit www.rearickcarpenter.com.