Anita Johns

Anita Johns

1926 - 2018

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Obituary of Anita Johns

Anita Shackelford Johns, born November 20, 1926 passed peacefully on July31 , 2018 at the Joe Raso Hospice Residence. She is survived by her sons and daughters in law Craig and Lana, Kevin and Rebecca, Kenneth and Cathy,  10 grandchildren, a great grandchild on the way, and her sister Nancy Sue Lenhardt. Anita was predeceased by her husband of 65 years Herbert Pitt Johns earlier this year and 6 siblings.


Anita grew up on her parents’ farm in Booneville, MS until she moved with her sister to Wash DC to assist in the war effort in 1944. She was proud to have worked in the Pentagon for Admiral Byrd. It was there she met and married Herb, recently out of the US Army and attending U of Maryland. They relocated to Nanuet where Anita worked at Lederle Labs until the birth of their first son. They raised their family in Nanuet where they resided until they passed. Anita enjoyed golf, boating, and traveling with her PR United Methodist Church women’s group, but mostly, she enjoyed spending time with her family.

A service will be held on Saturday, August 4th at 11:00 am at the Pearl River United Methodist Church, Franklin Avenue, Pearl River, New York 10965

In Lieu of flowers the family requests you make donations in Anita's name to:


The Joe Rasso Hospice House

11 Stokum Lane

New City, NY 10956



Church Service

11:00 am
Saturday, August 4, 2018
Pearl River United Methodist Church
Franklin Street
Pearl River, New York, United States