Beverly Johnston

Obituary of Beverly J. Johnston

Beverly “Bev” Johnston (formerly Beverly Kallas) of Venice, Florida passed away on June 30, 2022.  She was born on May 15, 1933, in Brewster, Ohio and moved to Venice in 1996 from Amherst, Ohio.  Bev attended The Ohio State University and was a member of the Venice Historical Society, Venice Questers and the Amherst Congregational United Church of Christ.  She is survived by her two daughters, Kimberly Kallas of Venice, FL, Kellie (Charles Hoh) Kallas of Cincinnati, OH; two sons, Christopher (Vela) Kallas of North Port, FL, Lawrence Kallas of Staunton, VA.; a brother, Louis Wagner of Porum, OK and a sister, Donna Long of Friendswood, TX.  Bev also leaves behind four grandchildren, Nichole (Chad) McLamb, Kevin Kallas, Kaari Kallas, Kristopher Kallas and three great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her mother, Treva McDowell; father, Louis Wagner and her two husbands, David Johnston and Dr. George Kallas.  Memorial donations may be made to Habitat for Humanity South Sarasota County, Inc., 280 Alligator Drive, Venice, Florida 34293.  Farley Funeral Home in Venice is handling the arrangements. A message of condolence may be sent by visiting

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