GRAPEVINE – Glynna Faye (Piatt) Carpenter passed to her Lord and Savior, with family at her side on Monday, February 22, 2021, at a local hospice after a recent battle with health issues at the age of 85.
GRAVESIDE SERVICE: 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 27, 2021 at Resthaven Memorial Gardens at 500 S.W. 104th St, Oklahoma City, OK 73139, where she will be laid to rest next to her beloved husband, Howard W Johnson. Those planning to attend, are encouraged to call Resthaven at 405-691-1661, 48 hours in advance for directions to gravesite location or potential rescheduling, if weather conditions prevent services on Sat.
MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that friends and loved ones take the time to offer a helping hand to someone in need, in Glynna’s memory. For those wishing to donate, any charitable donation to her memory is appreciated.
Glynna was born May 28, 1935 to Allen M Piatt and Genevieve (Melton) Piatt in Okemah, Oklahoma. She graduated from Butler High School, Butler Missouri in 1953 and then went on to Graceland College where she graduated with an associate’s degree in 1955. She counted her time at Graceland as one of the most wonderful experiences of her life, meeting and surrounded by so many spiritual classmates and faculty.
In 1958 she worked for Southwestern Bell in Tulsa OK where she met and married her first husband, Jack Ward. They subsequently had four children that she was lovingly devoted to as a mother and housewife. She served as a strong spiritual leader for the family, staying active in church and religious organizations, enjoying opportunities to serve in the choir, and volunteering where called.
In 1974, she was employed with Allstate in Oklahoma City as a Customer Service Rep where she met the love of her life, Howard Johnson. They were united in marriage in 1975 and happily married until his untimely death in 1980. She went on to work for the Oklahoma Employees Group Insurance Board as an Account Specialist until her retirement in 2001. In retirement, she enjoyed reading inspirational books, watching Christian TV, visiting or calling family and friends, and striving to do the Lord’s work.
Glynna was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend who possessed a servant’s heart. She had a never-ending compassion to reach out to others, no matter their circumstances or situation. She truly enjoyed meeting and getting to know people, seeing their hearts, and offering them a glimpse of God’s love. Young or old, her faith in the Lord never waned and sustained her through rough and good times alike.
Those that knew her would describe her as: loving, humble, kind, outgoing, caregiver, nurturer, comforter, confidant, spiritually inspiring, and one that always put others before herself. She loved to laugh and be silly, and engage others in conversations about life experiences and spiritual testimony. Above all, she was quick with praise and support but slow to anger. Though our hearts are heavy she is no longer physically present, her legacy of love and kindness to others will serve as an example to us all moving forward. We rejoice in the knowledge that she has received the Lords promise and is residing in the Kingdom of Heaven.
She is preceded in death by her parents; and husband Howard W Johnson.
SURVIVORS: Glynna is survived by her son, Kevin Ward (wife Annette); her son, Brian Ward (wife Cindy); her daughter, Janet Ward; her daughter, Judy Ward; her grandson, Michael Ward (wife Lindsay); her grandson, Dayton Ward; her ‘granddaughter’ Amy; her great grandson, Brennen Ward; her great grandson, Rhett Ward; her brother, Garry Piatt; her nieces, Cindy, Misty, Sara Piatt; her nephew, Chip Piatt; her step-children, Gary, Susan and Doug Johnson.
Brown, Owens & Brumley Family Funeral Home
425 S. Henderson St.