BELFAST — Andrea Ethel (Ward) Johnston, age 87, of Evansville, Ind., passed away peacefully in her sleep at 7:30 a.m. on Dec. 24, 2021, at Majestic Care of Newburgh, Ind.

Andrea was born Nov. 17, 1934, in Belfast to William Vint Ward and Mary Eleanor (Lenfest) Ward. She graduated from Crosby High School in Belfast in 1953. Andrea attended Living Word Christian Church in Newburgh, Ind., and was a past member of Court Street Baptist Church in Auburn, Maine.

She loved spending time with family, getting lost on mystery road trips, reading, and being outdoors, and she absolutely enjoyed Reese’s peanut butter cups, Pepsi, stealing Doug’s blue M & M’s, original Chex mix, and Maine lobster rolls.

Andrea is survived by her daughters, Amy Maritina Leeman (Shawn) and Lynta Clarice Carter (Douglas), and sons, Daniel Quintin Johnston (Debra) and Eric Wilfred Johnston (Linda); sisters, Anita Findlen, Linda Roberts (James), and Kathleen Bucklin (James); brother, Timothy Ward; grandchildren, Connor, Jordan, Sean (Mia), Preston (Kati), Glen (Kristina), Andrew (Ashley), Joel, Jacob, Ella, Erica, Megan, and Heidi; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Andrea was preceded in death by her parents, William and Mary Ward; sons, Robert Kurt Johnston and Barry Otto Johnston; siblings, Charles Ward and Laurine Clark; and grandson Eban Johnston.

A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, at Riposta Funeral Home in Belfast, with the Rev. Foster Williams officiating. Burial will be in Smart Cemetery in Swanville.

Memorial contributions may be made to Crazy Horse Memorial at

Arrangements are being handled by Boone Funeral Home East Chapel – A Family Tradition Funeral Home, 5330 Washington Ave., Evansville, Ind. Condolences may be made to the family online at

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