Johnnie Bea Carnahan

Private family interment for Johnnie Carnahan, 84-year-old Sheridan and Johnson County resident who passed away last Wednesday morning at the Johnson County Healthcare Center in Buffalo, will be held by her family at a later date. Donations in Johnnie’s memory may be made to the Bread of Life Food Pantry in care of Harness Funeral Home at 351 N. Adams in Buffalo. Online condolences may be made at

Johnnie Bea Carnahan was born on March 11, 1935, in Hammon, Oklahoma, to John and Bessie Hughes. When she was 5 years old she moved with her family to Buffalo. She grew up and attended schools in Buffalo and graduated from Johnson County High School with the class of 1953. After high school she worked at First National Bank in Buffalo and later moved to Gillette, where she worked for banks. She also worked in Casper and Rawlins as a bookkeeper for car dealerships. She was married in 1970 to James Carnahan and they made their home in Sheridan. Mr. Carnahan passed away in September 2016 and Johnnie continued living in Sheridan until very recently when she moved to Buffalo, where she lived until her death. Johnnie enjoyed traveling and spending time in the mountains.

She is survived by one sister, Maggie Iberlin and her husband John of Buffalo, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and one brother, Wallace Hughes.