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Juanita Burns

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BURNS Juanita Burns, 87, our beloved Mother, Princess, and Friend, passed peacefully into eternal life on Friday, December 23, 2011, after an extended illness. She was surrounded by her family who shared memories of her life, love and laughter. She was preceded in death by son Larry and husband Robert (Mose) Burns. Juanita was born September 19, 1924 to the late Arnot and Edie Jeffers and spent her entire life in Vinton County. Juanita was a hard-working, devoted family woman. She loved life to the fullest and never wanted to give up. Nothing made her happier than to tell stories about "her boys". Juanita was a member of the Wilkesville Presbretarian Church in Wilkesville. She has served over 45 years as a member of Joseph Freeman Auxiliary Post #476, where she chaired many offices and served on numerous committees. Retired from the Vinton County School system has a cook and worked part time in pizza shops. Juanita sadly leaves behind one sister, Minnie Mae Wetzel; children, Charlie (Joyce), Dean (Rosie), Dick, Bill (Wanda), Sue, John (Tommie), Milly (Skip), Don (Jane Ann), Mike (Debbie), Kathy (Paul), Mary and Jimmy (Sherie); 26 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, all whom she loved dearly and was so proud of each one. Many nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends who will miss her and her wonderful home cooked meals and stories. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Hospice of Gallipolis. Funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, December 27, 2011 in the GARRETT-CARDARAS FUNERAL HOME, 201 W. High St., McArthur. Interment will be in Radcliff Cemetery, Radcliff. Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday, from 4-8 p.m., where American Legion Ladies Auxiliary services will be held at 7 p.m. Even though you did not get your Mercedes Benz or red Harley Davidson here on earth we know you got a beautiful set of wings as you entered into heaven. We love you Mother. Please sign her online guestbook at www.cardaras.com
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Dec. 24, 2011
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