The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

February 21, 2013

Sheila Melinda Johnston

Published 2-22-13

Enid News and Eagle

ENID, Okla. — Funeral for Sheila Melinda Johnston, 59-year-old Enid resident, will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at First Presbyterian Church, with Rev. Andrew Long officiating.

Burial will follow in Enid Cemetery under the direction of Henninger-Hinson Funeral Home.

There will be a reception with family from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the church before the service.

Sheila was born March 25, 1953, in Enid to Albert and Vernell (Warren) Clarke and died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center.

She attended Enid schools and graduated from Enid High School with the class of 1971.

She then attended Northwestern State University, graduating in 1977.

Sheila obtained her nursing degree from Tonkawa in 1983, where she was president of her nursing class.

On Aug. 14, 1976, she married her high school sweetheart, James “Buck” Johnston at First Presbyterian Church of Enid.

Sheila began working at NORCE in 1977, retiring in 2010, as assistant resource director.

She was a longtime member of First Presbyterian Church.

The most important thing to her was her family, which was her whole world.

She also enjoyed gardening, cooking and traveling with family. She was an avid Thunder basketball fan.

Sheila is survived by her husband, Buck of the home; son, Willis Clarke Johnston of Las Vegas, Nev., and New York, N.Y.; daughter, Elizabeth May Johnston of Mesa, Ariz.; sister, Connie Mornhinveg of Baton Rouge, La.; niece, Stacey Wall; nephew, Craig Scardina; as well as numerous other nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and a host of friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; grandmother, Elvie Warren; and brother, Craig Clarke.

Memorial donations may be given directly to (search team “Beat It”) or through the funeral home to 4RKids.

Remembrances and condolences for Sheila’s family may be made online at

(Submitted by family)