Death – Johnie Ruth Wallace Obituary – The Daily Ardmoreite

Death – Obituary

Griffin ~ Hillcrest Funeral Home

Johnie Ruth Wallace, age 72, won her battle with cancer on December 26, 2021, in Ardmore, Okla. and went home to heaven. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM, Thursday, December 30, 2021 in The Chapel at Griffin ~ Hillcrest Funeral Home with interment to follow in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Johnie was born on October 3, 1949, in Atoka, Okla. to John and Lorene (Boone) Boone. She attended Atoka and Ardmore Schools and later took college classes. Johnie married Joe Wallace on November 24, 1973 in Marietta, Okla. She followed Joe throughout his military career until his retirement in Altus, Oklahoma. They then moved to Ardmore when Joe was hired at the Ardmore Postal Service. Johnie was a homemaker and loved her job as Mom and Grandma, spending time with her family and gardening. She was devoted to her genealogy and would spend hours in research.

She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters, Annie Boone and Mary Collazo and great-grandson, Jax Stewart.

Johnie is survived by her husband, Joe Wallace of 48 years of marriage, children; Stacey Wallace and wife, April, Kristie Wallace-Mozingo and husband, Nick and Aaron Wallace and wife, Mary. Ten grandchildren: Zachary, Shea, Samantha, Keithan, Rayleigh, Stacey Jr., Lindsey, Tyler, Tabitha and Jayden, ten great-grandchildren, sisters: Betty Willis, Edna Cook-Holms, and Jewel Evans and a host of family and friends.

A visitation will be held from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm, Wednesday, December 29, 2021 at Griffin ~ Hillcrest Funeral Home.

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Posted online on December 28, 2021

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What Is An Obituary

In national newspapers an obituary (obit for short) is a news article that reports the recent death of a prominent person. Although it tends to focus on positive aspects of the subject’s life this is not always the case. According to Nigel Farndale, the Obituaries Editor of The Times: “Obits should be life affirming rather than gloomy, but they should also be opinionated, leaving the reader with a strong sense of whether the subject lived a good life or bad; whether they were right or wrong in the handling of their public affairs.”

In local newspapers, an obituary may be published for any local resident upon death. A necrology is a register or list of records of the deaths of people related to a particular organization, group or field, which may only contain the sparsest details, or small obituaries. Historical necrologies can be important sources of information.