ELDRED - Juanita Ionne VanScoter Geuder, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, a long-time resident of Eldred; Spring, Texas; Tulsa, Okla.; and most recently Burke, Va., died Thursday (June 11, 2015).
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She was born Nov. 6, 1930, in Turtlepoint, to Henry D. VanScoter and Vera I. VanScoter. Juanita was one of 21 children born to her father, Henry. She grew up in the Eldred area, where she attended Eldred High School and graduated in 1949. While in high school, Juanita met her sweetheart and future husband, Ronald D. Geuder, who also resided in Eldred. They were married at the Eldred First Methodist Church on Dec. 20, 1952, and resided in Eldred for nearly 25 more years.
They were long-time members of the Eldred First United Methodist Church, where Juanita served as the Sunday School superintendent, sang in the church choir, and participated in the United Methodist Women's programs.
She worked in Eldred for Gabriel's Family Clothing Store, Todd Motor Sales, and the community medical clinic with Dr. Wong.
Juanita and Ronald moved to the Houston area in 1976 and returned to reside in Olean, N.Y., for a brief time from 1990-1992 until Ron retired from Dresser Rand after more than 40 years of service. They returned to the Houston area following Ron's retirement, residing in Spring.
While in Spring, they attended the Spring First Church, where Juanita became very involved with the fine arts programs. She and Ron later led the Super Seniors for a number of years until moving to Tulsa in 2012, living near their son, Jeff, and his family. Following Ron's death on June 22, 2014, Juanita moved to Burke to live with their daughter, Chris, and her family and remained there until her death on June 11, 2015.
Juanita is pre-deceased by her loving husband of nearly 62 years, Ronald; their beautiful granddaughter, Jill Cohen; her parents, Henry and Vera, as well as her 20 siblings, numerous nieces and nephews.
Juanita is survived by their daughter, Christie L. Cohen and her husband Dennis of Burke; son, Jeffery D. Geuder and his wife Denise of Bixby, Okla.; three granddaughters, Jennifer Cohen Topscher and her husband Bryan; Ashley Geuder Venable and her husband Shawn; and Kate Geuder Schmelz and her husband John; six great-grandchildren, Tessa and Zachary Topscher; Keegan, Kolton and Kingston Venable; Emma Kate Schmelz; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A celebration and remembrance service for Juanita will be held on Saturday at the Eldred United Methodist Church, 26 Main St., Eldred, at 11 a.m., followed by a luncheon in the church fellowship hall to which all are invited to attend and visit with the family.
Local arrangements are under the direction of the Frame Funeral Home, Eldred.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that gifts be made to the OU Foundation, Jill Cohen Memorial Fund, 100 Timberdell Road, Norman, OK 73019.
Online condolences made be made at framefuneralhome.com.
Frame Funeral Home
230 Main Street
Eldred, PA 16731
Published in The Bradford Era from Aug. 19 to Aug. 26, 2015