Nellie Mae Johnstone, age 64, of Broadus passed away on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at the Holy Rosary Healthcare in Miles City.
Nellie was born on April 10, 1950 in Miles City, Montana to Charley and Nellie Grant. She was raised in Broadus, Montana and attended school in Broadus. On October 10, 1966, Nellie was blessed with a daughter, Cindy Mae. Nellie worked at many different jobs. She was a waitress, a bartender, a meat cutter and has worked the past 28 years at the IGA store until her health forced her to retire.
She and Ken Johnstone were married on July 19, 1986 and they were the very proud grandparents of six grandchildren, two great grandsons and one great granddaughter. Nellie was an avid sports booster and really enjoyed watching her grandchildren play. She also liked to bowl, play softball, do jigsaw puzzles and play “Wahoo”. She was known to many, many people as nana.
Nellie is survived by her husband Ken Johnstone, daughter Cindy Buckner, granddaughters: Chrystal Olson, Rachel Buckner and Victoria Buckner; grandsons: David Olson, Leon Olson and Christopher Buckner; three great grandchildren: Ashton and Blake Powell and Amyiah Rossiter; one sister, Marie Farrar and two brothers: Cliff Grant and Bill Grant. She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers: James, Willard and Gene Grant, two sisters: Kay Ostrum and Esther Sandine; and an infant son Shelby.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 18, 2014 from 2:00-7:00 p.m. at Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home in Broadus. Funeral services will be held on Friday, September 19, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at Faith Bible Church in Broadus. A luncheon will follow at the church.