Dianne Ruff Johnston, 68, of Pomaria, died Wednesday, June 17, 2015.

Born on October 12, 1946, in Newberry, she was a daughter of the late Ray Langdon “Bill” and Martha Lominick Ruff. Mrs. Johnston received a Bachelors Degree from Newberry College and a Masters Degree from the University of South Carolina. She retired from Lexington School District 1, after teaching for 31 years. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church where she served as an organist and was a life member of the L.T.S.S. Seminary Auxiliary.

She is survived by her husband James S.“Jimmy” Johnston; daughters,Jennifer (Mark) Ebert of Irmo and Amanda (Neil) Huffstetler of Pomaria; a sister, Cynthia (Phil) Frick of Newberry; grandchildren, Taylor, Ryan, Lindsey, and Claire Ebert, and Maddie and Karlie Huffstetler; and nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM Saturday, June 20, 2015 at St. John Lutheran Church by the Rev. Derald Edwards. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Friday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 PM at the McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. The family suggests that those desiring may make memorials to St. John Lutheran Church, 622 Hope Station Road, Pomaria, SC 29126.

Active pallbearers will be Chris Johnston, Jamie Johnston, Steven Mathis, Greg Piontek, Bradd Bunce, and Kenny “Buck” Stuck.

Honorary pallbearers will be Ron and Elsa Hope, Dr. Leslie Stuck, Dr. John Ferguson, Dr. Carroll Pinner, and Paul Richardson.

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#32 Mike Eargle family 2015-07-07 20:29
Just heard the news from Kathy Koogler, am so so sorry to hear this. Hugs to all, know it is hard.
#31 Mabel Alice 2015-06-25 23:06
Jimmy, I am so sorry for your loss. Praing for you.
#30 theresa halfacre 2015-06-24 12:33
I'm so very sorry to learn of Dianne's passing. We often saw one another in downtown Newberry. She was always friendly. I enjoyed our conversations and her sweet laugh. Much love and strength to those who loved her.
#29 Janis and Don Berley 2015-06-23 10:56
Jimmy, Jennifer, and Amanda, I was so saddened to hear of Diane's passing. I did not know about it until today. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. I will call Mandy and Melisa and let them know. They always though a lot of the girls as well as us Dianne. Our Love, Janis and Don Berley
#28 Smitty and Charlene 2015-06-22 07:49
Jimmy we are so sorry to hear about Diane, hugs to you and the family in your time of sorrow...earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal..may the Lord continue to keep you all in his hands.
#27 Bart Dominick 2015-06-22 07:31
Jimmy and Family,
We are deeply sorry to hear of Daine's passing. Words can not express our sorrow. May Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Bring You Peace.
With Christian Love and Sympathy,
Bart, Debbie and Family
#26 Phyllis B Jolley 2015-06-20 13:50
Jimmy, Jennifer, Amanda & family - I am so saddened to hear about Dianne. She was truly a beautiful lady & I will miss her warm smile. May God bless each of you during this difficult time & give you peace. With sincere sympathy and my love, Phyllis
#25 Nancy Stoudemire 2015-06-19 15:55
Our prayers and love are with the entire Johnson family. The Stoudemires and Alewines.
#24 Bob Allen 2015-06-19 14:54
Jimmy.so sorry about Diane. May God be with you,
#23 Anna L. Bedenbaugh 2015-06-19 11:09
Jennifer, Amanda, and Jimmy,
So sorry to hear about Dianne. My thoughts
and prayers are with you and all of your
family. May God keep you in his loving
"Miss" Anna
#22 The Graham Family 2015-06-19 09:07
We were so sorry to hear of Mrs. Dianne's death. Please accept our heartfelt sympathy for your loss. She was such a wonderful lady and she will surely be missed by all who knew her. Each of you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Glenn and Cathy Graham
Gary and Samantha Graham and Nolan
#21 Murriel Shealy 2015-06-19 09:02
Extending our deepest sympathy, thoughts, and prayers. May your cherish memories help you during this difficult time.
Clifford & Murriel Shealy
#20 gc 2015-06-19 08:11
I am so very sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort give you the comfort you need to endure this difficult time and the days ahead (2 Corinthians 1:3,4)
#19 R Brown 2015-06-19 07:43
I am sorry to hear of your loss. May you find comfort in knowing that the dead will be resurrected. Acts 24:15 assures us: "There is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous." Also, John 5:28,29 says: "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming when all that are in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out." I hope this message will help you cope with the loss of your loved one.
#18 Marilyn Bedenbaugh 2015-06-19 01:39
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.
Kent and Marilyn Bedenbaugh
#17 Janice R. Long 2015-06-18 22:37
So sorry to hear about Dianne's passing. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. With deepest sympathy, Janice
#16 Lori Koon-Alonso 2015-06-18 22:20
Jennifer and Amanda, I am so very sorry to hear of Miss Dianne's passing. She was always so sweet and loving to me through the years...a trait that both of you possess. Sending my love and prayers to you and your family.
Lori Koon-Alonso
#15 Tommy & Lisa Long 2015-06-18 22:09
Mr. Jimmy and family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all, during this difficult time. Mrs Dianne was such a sweet person, and she will be truly missed.
Tommy, Lisa and Eric Long
#14 Kristy Graham 2015-06-18 20:36
Mr. Jimmy, Amanda, Jennifer and Families:
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this sad time. Mrs Dianne was so special, and I always enjoyed our chats. She always made me smile and chuckle at her witty humor. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her! Sending you big hugs.


Kristy, Scott and Girls
#13 Kevin Shealy 2015-06-18 18:20
Jimmy and family, we were so sorry to here of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God bless you, support you and give you strength. Kevin, Wendy, Morgan and Jennifer
#12 Patty Stegura 2015-06-18 17:48
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family...
#11 Mary K. Latif 2015-06-18 16:46
I was sorry to hear of Dianne's death. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Mary (Koon) Latif
Mid Carolina High School - Class of 1964
#10 Linda Underwood 2015-06-18 15:51
Neil and Family,

You all are in my prayers and thoughts. May God be with you during this time.

Linda Underwood
(I work with Neil)
#9 janice smith 2015-06-18 15:49
So very sorry for your loss. Ms. Dianne will be missed.Please let me know if we can help in any way.With deepest sympathy. Love to all. Janice and Johnny Smith
#8 Beverly B shealy 2015-06-18 15:16
Jimmy and Family, We are truly saddened to learn of the loss of your love one. May you lean on our Heavenly Father who knows all our grief and sorrows. Moment by moment, day by day, and week by week He will be with you to give you the peace that passes all understanding. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Leon, Beverly,(Nancy' s sister) and Stacy Shealy
#7 Dovie Hamm Franklin 2015-06-18 12:22
Mr. Jimmy, Amanda and family,
Please accept our heartfelt sympathy for your loss. Mrs. Dianne was such a sweet lady who will be missed by all who knew her. I will miss her smile and sense of humor, and for that she will not be forgotten. You will all be in our thoughts and prayers.
Dovie Franklin
#6 SELINA ASHE MORRIS 2015-06-18 08:09
#5 Faust Family 2015-06-18 08:09
To the Family of Miss Dianne, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. May your many memories bring you peace. The Bible reminds us that Almighty God is "...close to those who are broken at heart; He saves those who are crushed in spirit." (Psalm 34:18) Please accept our sincere condolence.
#4 Jan Redden 2015-06-18 08:07
To the family of Dianne Johnston,
Jim and I would like to extend our deepest sympathy on the death of your wife, mother, and grandmother. You will be in our thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time and the days that follow.
Jim and Jan Redden
#3 Sam Jefcoat & Staff 2015-06-18 01:14
We are so very sorry for your loss.
#2 Shelley Z. Remion 2015-06-17 19:56
Mr. Jimmy and family,
Mrs Diane was such a sweet and loving lady and she will be missed. I hope you will find comfort through your faith and know that The Lord will walk beside you and wrap you in his loving arms during this sad time.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Todd, Shelley, Caleb & Collins Remion
#1 Mandy linger 2015-06-17 19:35
We give our deep felt sympathy and prayers during this hard time. So sorry, we send our love . Mandy, Nick, and Kimber Linger.

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