John I. JohnsA second generation memorialist, John was President of Monument Builders of Ohio and a member of the American Institute of Commemorative Art (A.I.C.A.). He was recognized as a leader in the Monument Builders of North America and received many awards for excellence in artistic design and lettering. He received the highest honor of the AICA, The John Howard Benson award.

John I. Johns was an accomplished singer and sang in the church choirs of both St. Ann Church and St. Louis Church. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Holy Name Society. He was a charter member and President of the Rotary Club of Hillcrest where he was honored as a Paul Harris Fellow.