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Rita Ann Johnson Shafer

Rita Ann Johnson Shafer, 54 of Connersville, IN went to be with Jesus on April 13, 2018.

She was born on August 13, 1963 in Richmond, IN to Reverend Tom and Rosa Norman Johnson.

She was a member of Bethel Apostolic Church in Connersville, where her father pastors. She was a 1981 graduate of Connersville High School.

In the past, she had worked at Hook's Drug Store and Daum’s Dairy Mart in Connersville, IN. She was presently employed at Issues and Answers in Connersville, IN. Her daughter – Shannon Sieber – meant everything to her. She especially loved her family and her church family. She loved to sing. She also enjoyed shopping.

Besides her parents, Reverend Tom and Rosa Norman Johnson of Connersville, IN, she will also be greatly missed by her daughter – Shannon (Brad) Sieber of Connersville, IN; her two brothers – James Johnson and Thomas (Amy) Johnson – both of Connersville; and her cat – Jax – who she dearly loved. In addition, she will be missed by her nieces and all of her many friends. She was preceded in death by a brother – William “Billy” Johnson and her grandparents – Ted and Maw Norman and Arvil and Della Johnson.

The funeral service for Rita will be held on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at the Bethel Apostolic Church, located at 2229 Iowa Avenue, Connersville, IN. Reverend Martyn Ballestero, Sr. will officiate the service. Friends and family may visit on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Urban-Winkler Funeral Home in Connersville, Indiana. Burial will be in the Elkhorn Cemetery in Richmond, Indiana. To sign the online guestbook or to send the family a personal message, please visit www.urbanwinklerfuneralhome.com.