James Benson Johnston

May 24, 1960August 7, 2012

Johnston, James Benson May 24, 1960 – August 7, 2012. Went peacefully to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ surrounded by his loving family. Devoted father to Michelle Johnston. Loving grandfather to Thomas Willerth. Beloved son to Ruth Johnston Godefroy and the late Irvin Benson Johnston, Jr. Dear stepson to the late John Ferdinand Godefroy. Jim was the youngest to 4 brothers, Terrence (Chris) Johnston, Stephen Johnston, Michael (Katie) Johnston, Dennis (Jean) Johnston and a sister Ann (Paul) Krejnik. Dear uncle, great uncle and friend to many. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to BJC Hospice.

Funeral Service at Hoffmeister Colonial Mortuary, 6464 Chippewa at Watson on Saturday, August 11, 2012 at 10:00 am. The interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be held at Hoffmeister Colonial on Friday from 4-8 PM.


  • Visitation

    Friday, August 10, 2012

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, August 11, 2012


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Lisa Langeneckert

August 16, 2012

Jim and I were at the same grade school for only two years (Busch--7th and 8th grade), but I still remember his beautiful smile that is also reflected in these photos. My deepest sympathies to his family and friends.

Jacki Berry

August 14, 2012

We talked on the phone a few times in the last two years. You helped me think about a lot of things in my life. Sorry I didn't come to see you when I had an opportunity.
Never forget the Mercedes and Mr. Graham's first period gym class.
Thanks for the CD's you sent after our long music discussions.
I'm glad your feeling better now, and at peace. I hope the wifi isn't to broken up...and you can hear all of us.
Take care......take care of ME.
Thanks for the tunes.
Bye Jimmy

Tim Kozemczak

August 13, 2012

I am sorry to hear about Jim's passing. He was a great friend. I went to grade school and highschool with him.I'm sorry I didn't get to see him or pay my respects.

Ken Judd

August 12, 2012

I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Jimmy Johnston. Jimmy and I were good buds in grade school. He was a great childhood friend and I remember him as a great guy. I am sorry that I did not did not get to go to pay my respects to him and his family. God bless Jimmy J. in heaven.

Donna Hubacek-Bevirt

August 12, 2012

I am so sad to hear about Jimmy's passing. My condolences to his family and loved ones. I know he fought a long hard battle. Jimmy and I were really good friends in high school. I think about him often and have so many happy memories of him. He and I were in touch via e-mail in the last couple of years but I have regrets now that I didn't get together with him during that time. I will truly miss him.

Mike Brueggenjohann

August 12, 2012

I'm saddened to hear of the passing of Jimmy. We were great friends in High School and I have many good memories of him.

August 10, 2012

Dear Michelle and family,
For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means proceed those who are already asleep. For the Lord Himself will descend from Heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in tthe air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord.

I Thessalonians 4: 15-17

We are praying for you.
Love, Steve and Stephanie

Linda Coleman

August 9, 2012

Jim was my cousin and friend. He also was a genealogical mentor to me. He loved his family so much. Hold on to your memories and let them guide you during this time of sadness.

joe johnston

August 9, 2012

My cousin and my excellent friend. What a fine man, historian, genealogist, and Cardinal buddy. I'll never be able to share my love for the Redbirds and their history like I did with Mr. Stats. Michelle, and Tommy, he loves you so much.

Kay (formerly of Jefferson Co, MO) Clerc-Fakhar

August 9, 2012

There are those in our lives who cross our path, bring smiles to our face and leave a lasting impression. Jim was respected, admired, and someone whose company was always enjoyed and cherished. His time with us was way too short...he will forever remain in our hearts and our memories. Peace to his family in knowing that he no longer suffers and is in a better place.


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