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Obituary for Anita Gray

Anita Gray
Anita S. Gray, 91, of Lake Panasoffkee, FL, passed away Thursday, February 1, 2018, at home in Lake Panasoffkee, FL. Anita was born July 13, 1926 to Paul and Frieda Shalensky in Prague, Czechoslovakia. During the German invasion she was separated from her family at the age of 13 and worked in the aircraft factory and on the German farms.

After the war she was introduced to Arthur Armstrong, a Navy Chief Petty Officer, whom she married and remained with in Europe until 1955 when she returned with him to the United States. The family moved to Lake Panasoffkee in 1979 from Jacksonville. After her husband died, she worked for Hospice and there met her second husband, George Gray.

She was a master gardener, a volunteer for Hospice, and a volunteer for Sumter County Adult Education. She was a survivor of the Holocaust in WWII and honored at the Candles Holocaust Museum in Terre Haute, Indiana. She received her GED at the age of 74 and was named one of Florida's All American Success Stories and honored at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center.

She is survived by her daughter, Mickee Martin, of Sumterville, FL. She has eight grandchildren:
Daniel,Cassandra,Anja,Gary Lee,Ashley, Ethan, Ryan, and Connor. Visitation and Service - A time of visitation will be held on Monday, February 5, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Purcell Chapel in Bushnell, FL. A Service will be held on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church ,Lake Panasoffkee with Pastor Randy Alonso officiating.

Arrangements entrusted to Purcell Funeral Home, Bushnell, Florida.
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