The Norman Transcript

September 8, 2013

Alma Faye Johnston Ely

The Norman Transcript

NORMAN — Services for Alma Faye Johnston Ely, 84, of Norman, will be 10 a.m. Monday at Goodrich Memorial United Methodist Church, 200 W. Hayes. The Rev. Dr. Ron Perceful of St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church will be officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park.

Alma was born Oct. 21, 1928 in Ninnekah to Fay and Mary Ethel Ellis Johnston, and passed away Sept. 5, 2013, in Norman. She united in marriage with Fred Ely on July 27, 1946 in Chickasha.

Alma and Fred lived in Oklahoma City before moving to Norman in 1976 and opening the Sooner Sweet Shoppe.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred; parents, Fay and Ethel Johnston; brother, Edward Johnston; and sister, Joyce Johnston Hamons.

Alma is survived by her daughter, Linda Ely Pearson and son-in-law Robert of Kansas City, Mo.; son, Gary Ely of Norman; grandson, Andrew Pearson of St. Petersburg, Fla.; and sister, Doris Johnston Lang and brother-in-law Herb of Duncan; and numerous family members and friends.

Services for Mrs. Ely have been entrusted to the care of Primrose Funeral Service. To leave online condolences, please visit