79, of Phoenix passed away peacefully on February 20, 2016. She is preceded in death by her husband Michael of 42 years. Anita is survived by her sons Michael II, Mark (Karen) and daughter Lisa (Craig) Haynes, sister LaVon Arms, brother William Gehrke, 8 loving grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. A Memorial Visitation will be held from 5:00 – 7:00 PM with a Rosary at 6:30 PM on Thursday, March 3, 2016 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1:00 PM, Friday, March 4, 2016 at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 2312 E. Campbell Avenue, Phoenix. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church.