Our friend and former neighbor Myrtle Johnson is knocking on heaven's door as I write this. Her daughter Vi called today to let everyone know Myrtle is home after a week in the hospital on hospice care for her final few days.
Myrtle lived most of her life in Ruston before selling her home next to town hall to the town and moving to Oregon to be closer to her daughter. She had a grand celebration for her 99th birthday last February (below), but sadly will not see 100.
Myrtle told her family this last week she is ready to go home to Ruston. We wish you could come home one more time, Myrtle. In some sense you will always be with us ~ your many years of contributions and love are a part of the foundation of our community. We miss your gentle smile and warm greeting. Winnifred Street is not the same without you! May you find peace in the arms of the loving Savior you have served so faithfully. Godspeed on your flight.