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Rita Harder Johnson

August 27, 1944 - October 27, 2019

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Rita Harder Johnson, 75, of Monroe, died Sunday, October 27, 2019. She was the wife of Richard Johnson.

Rita grew up in Missouri and lived in New York and Virginia. In their travels, Richard and Rita found their special place in the Blue Ridge Mountains and have lived here for 19 years.

Rita was an accomplished artist who worked as a graphic artist and technical writer. She won numerous awards for her art. She was an active member of her church’s Praise Band bringing her love for God to the congregation each week. She loved to be out in nature and always had a flower-filled garden.

With her husband, Richard, she is survived by her son, Keith; daughters, Robyn and Rene; and brother, Raymond (Janice). She had nieces and nephews that she loved in Missouri and New York.

A celebration of Rita’s life will be held on Thursday, October 31, 2019 at Amelon United Methodist Church at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Mark Tinsley officiating.

Memorial donations can be made to the Amelon United Methodist Church. Flowers can be sent to Tharp Funeral Home and Crematory, Lynchburg, 220 Breezewood Dr. Lynchburg, VA 24502.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Madison Heights, is assisting the family.

Click here to view Rita’s Life Tribute video.





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