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Juanita Phillips

April 24, 1930 January 29, 2018
Juanita Phillips
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Obituary for Juanita Phillips

Juanita Phillips, 87, went to be with her heavenly father on January 29, 2018.

Juanita was born on April 24, 1930 to the late Henry and Maude (Robinson) Gunter. She married Donald Phillips on May 30, 1951 and he preceded her in death on August 20, 2011.

She was a much loved wife, Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother. She taught school for 37 years. She enjoyed her retirement years spoiling her grand kids and great grand kids who affectionately called her Dewey and traveling the world.

Survivors include her daughters: Sheryl (Greg) Oglesby of Eldorado, Donita Richardson of Benton, IL and Valera (Randy) Peterson of Springfield, IL. Five grandchildren: Gina (Michael) Hitz of Tulsa, OK, Joshua (Glenda) Hall of Raleigh, IL, Rachel Peterson of Springfield, Austin Peterson of Springfield and Amy (Matt) Mings of Eldorado and five great grandchildren: Preston Hitz and Macklin Hitz of Tulsa, OK, Ashton Hall of Raleigh, Vivianna and Rosie Mings of Eldorado. She is also survived by a sister Dorothy Adams of Harrisburg and two brother-in-law's, Jim (Sue) Phillips of Taylorville, IL and Eddie (Bonnie) Phillips of Dale and a sister-in-law Dana Gaines of Hominy, OK and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers: Charles “Bud” Gunter and Jack Gunter and an infant sister Katherine Marie Gunter.

Funeral services for Juanita will be held on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 12:00 PM at the Watson Funeral Home in Eldorado with Rev. Jeff Rush officiating. Burial will be in Douglass Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Wednesday at the funeral home from 10:30 AM until service time of 12:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers the family asks for memorials in her name be made to St. Judes and envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

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