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Johnette grew up in Purcell and graduated from Purcell High School with the class of 1970. After high school she attended East Central University for two years before transferring to THE University of Oklahoma. There she completed her Bachelor Degree in Social Science. Shortly after graduation, Johnette began working for the University of Oklahoma, where she made a lifelong career, working 30 plus years.
While attending O. U. Johnette became a member of the Chi Omega Sorority. Throughout her life, she has remained an active member of the Sorority and its members.
Johnette never had any children of her own, so she adored and doted on her niece and nephews. She enjoyed staying active by working in her flower garden, taking care of her pets, spending time with family and friends, and she was always down for games, whether that be Hand and Foot, Rummy or good ol' Trivial Pursuit. Of all the things she loved, however; one of her favorite things to do was going on trips with her close friends, traveling all over the country. Johnette was also a lover of the arts, especially music and books, and she especially enjoyed going to concerts, her favorite singer was Garth Brooks.
She was preceded in death by: Father, B. J. Ellis, Step-father, Gordon "Chip" Johanessan, Two brothers, Mike Ellis and Mark Ellis.
She is survived by: Mother, Robbie Nell Johanessan of Norman; One niece, Ashton Ellis of Purcell; Two nephews, Baidyr Ellis of OKC, Mason Ellis of Yukon; Two sisters-in-law, Bajha Ellis of Marathon, FL; Lisa Ellis of Purcell.
She is also survived by her many close friends.
Memorial services will be 10:00 am Thursday, May 30, 2019 at Wilson-Little Funeral Home Chapel in Purcell. Donations in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society. Send online condolences @wilsonlittle.com.
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