Lester Burkhart Johns Sr., 426 Sixth St., S. Renovo, passed away peacefully in his sleep July 6, after a brief illness.Born in Lancaster on April 8, 1929, he was the son of the late Peter B. & Hannah Burkhart Johns. He was the husband of Katherine Westwood Johns with whom he would have celebrated 34 yrs. of marriage on July 20.
Lester was of the Christian faith. He loved spending time with his family, friends and his dog "Kisser." He loved bowling, hunting, fishing and the mountains. Lester had retired in 1991 fron the Sheraton Hotels, Harrisburg where he was a Maintenance Supervisor Besides his wife he is survived by a son, Lester B. Johns, Jr. and his wife Elizabeth, Lancaster, and three daughters, Valeria wife of Calvin Keene, Quarryville; Melody wife of Joseph Librandi, York, and Sharon Johns, Leola.
Also nine grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren. A sister, Esther Hoffer, Rothsville and a brother David B. (Esther) Johns, Paradise.
He was predeceased by a stepson, Richard Klein, and a sister, Anna Mary Witman.
Funeral services were held July 10, in the Dean K. Wetzler, Jr. Funeral Home, 320 Main St., Mill Hall with the Rev. Mahlon Nevel officiating. Interment was in North Bend Cemetery, North Bend.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Western Clinton County Recreation Center, 232 St. Clair Ave., Renovo, PA 17764.
A memorial service is being planned in Lancaster and will be announced at a later date.
Arrangements entrusted to the Dean K. Wetzler, Jr. Funeral Home, 320 Main St., Mill Hall, PA 17751.