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Obituary of Anita K. Thomas

Anita Kay Hobbs Thomas, age 76, was born on August 10, 1942 in Hardin County, Illinois. She departed this life on Monday, April 1, 2019.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Gene Thomas; an infant son, James Harley Milligan; and her parents, Alva and Myrtle Hobbs.
She leaves to mourn her passing, her daughter, Teresa Arreola, and husband, Ray; grandsons, Justin Hunsley and Heath Hudson; her brother, James Hobbs and wife, Jewel; sisters Naoma Simmons and husband, Roe, Shirley Rice, Mary Dalton, Linda Okerson and husband Al, Betty McDowell and husband Gathel, and Shari Stevers and husband Roy; along with a number of nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.
Anita resided in Phoenix, AZ for 40 years before returning to Harrusburg, Illinois several years ago. She had been in ill health for many years before her death. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Harrisburg. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends.
A private family memorial was held.


  1. Shirley Angleton on April 16, 2019 at 11:45 am

    I am so sorry to hear of Miss Anita’s passing. She was a very lovely lady and always looked so pretty. I was privileged to have shared time with her on the Rides Bus for the past year. My prayers go out to the family.

  2. Debbie M on April 18, 2019 at 10:16 am

    Fly high with the angels Ms. Anita….you will be missed.

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