Sarah Catherine Barnard Johnston, 78, of Harlan County, died July 12, 2018, at Hospice of the Bluegrass in Lexington.
She retired from state government in 2000 and relocated from Versailles to Northern Kentucky where she served from 2003 to 2010 as Kenton County Fiscal Court Clerk. Ending her public service career, she retired to Knox County.
She is survived by two brothers, Homer Barnard Jr., Lawrenceburg; and Freddie Barnard, South Carolina; many nieces and nephews, and Scott Kimmich, Erlanger. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Johnston; her parents, Rev. Homer and Myda Barnard; four brothers, Denton, Ralph, Eddie and Floyd; and two sisters, Edith Moore and Lynn Eggard.
Services were conducted Wednesday, July 18, at Blackburn and Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Tom Troth. Burial followed at Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Memorial donations are suggested to the Kenton County Animal Shelter or Hospice of the Bluegrass.
Condolences may be left online at www.BlackburnandWard.com.