Barbara Ellen Johnston was born August 14, 1951, in Corning, Iowa to Leo Lyle and Alice Marie (Vogel) Johnston. Barb was raised by Rex and Beulah Bissell from the time she was six months old, due to her parent’s untimely deaths. Barb entered eternal rest Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at her home in rural Prescott, Iowa, at the age of sixty-seven years.
Barb graduated from Corning High School, Corning, Iowa, with the Class of 1969. Barb briefly lived in Des Moines, Iowa, after graduating from High School. She returned to Corning and worked as a Dental Assistant for Dr. Muschamp. Barb then worked at the National Farmers Organization for 16 years, serving as a Senior Administrative Assistant in the Livestock Division. Barb also worked 20 years as an Office Manager at Precision Pulley Incorporated.
Max Sorensen and Barb met in 2001 and they were united in marriage in 2011.
Barb had many interests. She enjoyed tending to her flower beds; liked fishing; enjoyed bowling and golfing. Mostly though, she enjoyed the company of her many friends. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Left to cherish her memory is her husband: Max Sorensen, Prescott, Iowa; sons: Tony Krauth (significant other, Mikala Schuman), Council Bluffs, Iowa; Todd (Amy) Krauth, Urbandale, Iowa; three grandchildren: Kaden Krauth; Emma & Charlee Krauth; brothers: Bruce Bissell, Corning, Iowa; Dale Johnston, Milford, Iowa; sister: Karen (Lloyd) Mitchell, Stuart, Iowa; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Preceding Barb in death were her parents: Rex & Beulah Bissell; brothers: Richard & Robert Bissell.