FORT FAIRFIELD and DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Mabel Stone Johnston, wife of Merle S. Johnston, died Wednesday morning, Jan. 31, 2007, at Volusia County Hospice Care, Port Orange, Fla., after an extended illness. She was born Feb. 9, 1929, in Fort Fairfield, the daughter of Charles P. and Pauline (LeVasseur) Stone. Mabel graduated from Fort Fairfield High School in 1947 and went on to attend Ohio Wesleyan College and the Utica N.Y. Beauty Culture School, and worked as a beautician in New York for several years. While residing in Fort Fairfield, Mabel attended the United Parish Church, where she was a member of the United Parish Church Women’s Group. While in Florida, Mabel attended the First Methodist Church of Port Orange, Fla., and also was a member of the Joy/Unity Circle, Port Orange, Fla. In addition to her parents, Mabel was predeceased by a sister, Dorothy Stone Clark. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Merle S. Johnston of Fort Fairfield and Daytona Beach, Fla.; three sons, Richard Johnston of Orlando, Fla., Robert Johnston of Hilton Head Island, S.C., and David Johnston of Bent Mountain, Va.; two daughters, Dorothy Knight of Mapleton, Katherine Monson and her husband, Wayne, of Hermon; one sister, Mary Lou Thibeau and her husband, Barry, of Fort Fairfield; several nieces and nephews. A memorial service with interment after at Riverside Cemetery, Fort Fairfield will be announced later in the spring. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mabel’s memory may be made to the Volusia County Hospice Care Center, 3800 Woodbriar Trial, Port Orange, FL 32129 or the American Lung Association of Maine, 122 State St., Augusta, ME 04330. Arrangements are in the care of Dorsey Funeral Home, Fort Fairfield.