Billie (Ritter) Johnston
June 20, 1928 – July 28, 2020
Billie (Ritter) Johnston passed away peacefully with family by her side on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at Jefferson Health Hospice at Warminster. She was 92.
Billie was the daughter of the late William and Letitia (Dixon) Ritter and beloved wife of the late Harry “Bud” Johnston. Billie was born and raised in the Tacony Section of Philadelphia and worked at the local Woolworth “Five-and-Dime” Store. Billie married Harry in 1948 and moved to Bensalem in the early 50s. Their home, work and family kept them busy. Upon Harry’s retirement, they kept active traveling throughout the United States visiting family and friends. They thoroughly enjoyed these travels, and many great times were had and good memories made. They were blessed with 67 years of marriage before Harry’s passing in 2016.
Billie was predeceased by her parents, her beloved husband and all of her siblings (Francis, Dorothy, William, Samuel, John, Joseph and the twins, Mary and Stanley Ritter).
Billie is survived by her loving and devoted daughter, Karen Matonick (late Greg) and several loving nieces and nephews. Billie will be tremendously missed. Her memory will forever endure in our hearts.
Billie’s family would like to thank the entire staff at Jefferson Health Hospice at Warminster for their devoted and compassionate care. You all have been a real blessing, and we wish to express our most sincere gratitude for your outstanding care of Billie. A special thank you as well to Bensalem EMS for exceptional care during their many transports and to the individuals who assisted the family physically and emotionally during Billie’s illness.
In lieu of flowers (and if desired), donations in memory of Billie Johnston may be made to Abington Health Foundation/Jefferson Health Hospice at Warminster, 1200 Old York Road, Abington, PA 19001 or online at give.abingtonhealth.org/hospice or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Graveside services will be private.
***During this time of the coronavirus, we are being asked to practice social distancing and limiting the size of gatherings. You may wish to join us in prayer for Billie at home during this time. We are grateful for all your prayers for Billie, whether in attendance or not. It is an act of Christian love and selflessness to distance ourselves from one another in order to protect those who may be more vulnerable to this aggressive virus and to help mitigate the spread of the virus.
A life celebration for Billie will be held at a later date when it is possible to once again safely gather together.
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