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Jake William Johndrow

Jake William Johndrow

Jake William Johndrow

Jake William Johndrow, was born on Aug. 20, 1994 and passed away on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017. Jake was born in Ponca City, where he continued to live for 23 years. He attended First Lutheran School for his early education and graduated from Ponca City High School in 2013. During his youth, he participated in many sports and activities. He later attended and graduated from Pioneer Technology Center and Northern Oklahoma College. He had many talents and skills that he used while working as a welder, plumber and general laborer. He also served as a volunteer firefighter in several communities. He was not afraid of getting his hands dirty and taking on almost any project. He loved to travel and go places. Some of his fondest memories were from long road trips across the United States and traveling abroad with his family. He also enjoyed almost anything outdoors and loved living and playing in the country. He was a member of First Baptist Church.

Survivors include parents, Grant and Cindy Johndrow; brother and sister-in-law, Ross and Rebecca Johndrow and girlfriend, Paisley Kistler. Other survivors include grandparents, Jack and Carol Wilkins, many aunts, uncles, cousins, relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Clarence and Garna Cain; great-grandparents, Eldon and Earlene Johndrow and George and Lonieda Totusek.

A memorial service will be held at First Baptist Church, 218 South Sixth Street, Ponca City, OK, 74601 at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 21. Arrangements are under the direction of Grace Memorial Chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to Kay County Young Life for camp scholarships or Pioneer Technology Center for education scholarships through Jake Johndrow Memorial Fund, FNBOK c/o Casey Pruitt, 1501 E. Prospect Ave., Ponca City, OK 74604.

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One response to “Jake William Johndrow”

  1. Nona Shahan says:

    Thanks Steve for sending the info. I Just now saw it but I talked with Cindy a couple of days after he died. I’d cry a little and then she would start crying. I told her how this is every parents worst nightmare. We were at the service today. It was so nice and well done. Cindy and Grant have such faith and are a inspiration to everyone. Their whole family and Jakes girlfriend all spoke about what Jake meant to each of them. They are to be admired. I hope you speak to each of them if you see them. They say they are OK but they still need all the support they can get. I’m glad you are going to make it down on the 30th. We are having a single dad and his 3 kids over from Enid for Christmas dinner. He is a supper Dad and is doing a wonderful job with the 3 kids. They basically have nothing, a house but no furniture. So we wanted to do something for them for Christmas. So they are spending Christmas eve and Christmas day with us. I knew all of my family have 14 places to go every holiday so after talking to Chase at Sherrie’s at Thanksgiving we decided on the Sat. after Christmas. That way everyone didn’t have to try to fit in a day to come to my house. I have told some that people can come anytime they want, but I probably won’t eat until around 5:00. For the adults I am fixing a BIG pot of Taco Soup, Bill’s daughter gave me the receipe and it is really good. Then for the little ones I will fix some plain kind of food. I got really dehydrated a couple of weeks ago and don’t remember too much about that week. Bill took me to the emergency room here at Stillwater and they gave me 2 litters of fluid to try to get me hydrated again several pills and all kinds of tests. I came home and slept for about 3 days before I felt like getting up and around. The doctor said when I went in for a follow up that I would get over it but at my age it might take 2 weeks. And I am just now starting to get some of my energy back. Haven’t made ANY carmel candy yet but hope to try tomorrow or the next day. Don’t quite have the right set up down here to cut and wrap-so we will see how it goes. Looking forward to seeing everyone on the 30th. Love Nellie

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