MELINDA L. (LEITHEAD) JOHNSTON
Melinda L. (Leithead) Johnston, 79, of Perrysburg, Ohio, died Saturday, December 28, 2019, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio. She was born in New York, New York, on June 14, 1940, to Barry T. and Alberta (Hamilton) Leithead. She graduated from the Hewitt School in Manhattan and attended St. Lawrence University.
Melinda married her college sweetheart, Robert D. Johnston, on September 1, 1961, in Scarsdale, New York. While living in Toledo, she was active in the Junior League, Perrysburg Athletic Boosters, NW Ohio TAIL Tennis, Toledo District Golf Association and the University of Toledo Rocket Club. She also was a long-time member and served on many boards and committees at Belmont Country Club. Melinda was an avid reader, ∏ tennis player, golfer and enjoyed bowling with the Belmont Bowling Belles. She was an enthusiastic sports fan who especially loved watching both in person and live streaming her grandchildren’s games. She also loved animals and was known to bring strays to join her family. Melinda was a wonderful friend to many. A true lady, someone to be admired, who was funny, compassionate, kind, generous, and who lived and loved life her way. She was a loving wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, aunt, sister and friend who will be greatly missed.
Melinda is survived by her husband, Robert D. Johnston; son, Barry (Molly) Johnston; daughter, Morgan (John) Earl; grandchildren, Robert Johnston, Daniel Johnston, Baker Earl, Maxwell Johnston and Maxine Earl; brother, Roger B. Leithead; sisters, Ann Hughes and Winnifred Leithead, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents.
A Celebration of Life will be held for Melinda at Belmont Country Club, 29601 Bates Road, Perrysburg, on Saturday, August 8, from 2 until 5 p.m. Memorial donations may be given to Grace United Methodist Church, Perrysburg. Ar-rangements were entrusted to Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg. Online condolences may be left at witzlershank.com.