Ella Johnston, age 89, of Loretto, TN., passed away on Friday, July 14, 2023.
She enjoyed painting and her passion for it developed into a love for doing makeup where she would go on to do the makeup for The Johnny Cash Show, The Heehaw Show, and The Country Music Awards. She would also go on to teach an etiquette class for young women, then getting her pilot’s license and retiring as a Flight Scheduler for Gaylord Entertainment.
She was preceded in death by her parents: Bennett and Marcie Ellingson; sister: Polly Cameli.
She is survived by her husband of 41 years: Fleet Johnston; son: David Gilmore; grandchildren: Tracy Coward (Eric); great-grandchildren: Ethan Coward, Presley Coward; special cousin: Lisa Hoffman (Chip).
Services for Ella Johnston will be held at a later date. Pettus-Turnbo Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements. Condolences may be offered by way of; www.pettusturnbo.com.