Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1937

IMA MAE PRUETT JOHNSTON, 90, passed away Oct. 19, 2008 with burial at Merriman Cemetery near Ranger, TX. Ima was born July 31, 1918 in Ranger to Elzie & Alice (Crawford) Pruett. She attended Ranger High School in the Class of 1937 and married Bill W. Johnston in Jan. of 1935. He preceded her in death in 1980. Ima Mae is also preceded in death by two children, Corky Johnston & Lynette Johnston Stowe (RHS-1979), a brother, Kenneth Pruett (RHS-1939), & three sisters, Dee Key, Dot Willingham, & Billie Tudor. She is survived by her children, Joann Johnston Kinder (RHS-1959), Billy Ray Johnston, Gladys Johnston Walker (RHS-1961), Jerry Johnston (RHS- 1965), Jimmy Johnston, Roger Johnston, & Mary Alice Johnston Choate (RHS-1967); a brother, Elzie Pruett, Jr. (RHS-1947); 25 grandchildren, an abundance of great-grandchildren and several great-great-grand- children. SON: ROGER DALE JOHNSTON, 63, passed away Oct. 26, 2017 in Cisco with burial in the Merriam Cemetery near Ranger, TX. Roger was born Aug. 3, 1954 in Ranger, TX to Bill Johnston & Ima Mae Pruitt Johnston. He attended Abilene State School for many years before attending Life Resources in Eastland. He was preceded in death by his parents; 4 brothers; & 1 sister. Survivors include 3 sisters, Jo Ann Kinder, Gladys Walker, and Mary Choate; and many nieces and nephews. SISTER: DOLLIE PRUETT WILLINGHAM, 76, of Stanford, TX and formerly of Ranger, TX, died on April 29, 2001 with burial at Merriman Cemetery near Ranger. She was born Jan. 16, 1925, to Elzie and Alice Pruett in Ranger. She married Bernise Willingham in 1942 at Ranger. He preceded her in death in 1988. She was a Baptist and a homemaker. She may have attended Ranger High School but found no record. Survivors at the time of her death include a daughter, Judy Gilbreath of Avoca, a brother, Elzie Pruett, Jr. (RHS-1947) of Ranger; & a sister Ima Mae Pruett Johnson (RHS-1937) of Ranger.