Bishop Alan C. Johnstone, 78, Independence, Missouri, passed away September 26, 2011.

Bishop Alan C. Johnstone, 78, Independence, Missouri, passed away September 26, 2011.


A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m., Sunday, October 2, 2011, at the Stone Church, 1012 W. Lexington Ave., Independence, MO 64052; cremation. A reception will follow the service.


In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to Outreach International, 129 W. Lexington Ave., 2nd Floor, Independence, MO 64050.


Alan was born January 13, 1933, in Innisfail, Alberta, Canada. In high school he was known as “Smiley” for his happy demeanor. He earned his Masters degree in Accounting at Queens University. He was a Bishop in the Community of Christ and was currently still working for the church performing audits. Over his career from 1960 to 1998, he was a CPA for the church.  He was a member of The Optimist Club of Independence, the Canadian Institute of Accountants, and served on the Board for Meals on Wheels.


Alan is survived by his wife of fifty-seven years, Zola E. Johnstone, of the home; daughter, Debra Johnstone Bratberg and husband, Jay, Holmen, WI; son, Wayne A. Johnstone and wife, Barbara, Junction City, KS; and grandchildren Natalie and Alison Johnstone and Kaytlyn and Lyndsey Bratberg.


Condolences may be sent to the family at www.speakschapel.com.


Arrangements: Speaks Suburban Chapel, 816-373-3600.