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SUMNER, Juanita Frances PLANK 1921 - 2012


Posted By: Joey Stark
Date: 2/1/2012 at 14:42:59

"The Fairfield Ledger"
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Page 8

Juanita SUMNER

Juanita SUMNER, 90, of Eldon, died at 5:55 a.m. today, Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, at home.

Arrangements are pending at Grace Funeral Care in Eldon.


"The Fairfield Ledger"
Friday, January 27, 2012
Page 10

Juanita Frances PLANK SUMNER

Juanita Frances PLANK SUMNER, age 90 of Eldon, passed away at 5:55 AM, Thursday, January 26, 2012 at her home, with her daughter by her side.

Juanita was born the daughter of Charles O. and Fannie M. RUSSELL PLANK at their home on November 4, 1921. She graduated from Eldon High School in 1939. Juanita married Vincent E. SUMNER on August 29, 1940 in Eldon.

During WWII she was an inspector at John Deere. She was a homemaker while her children Craig and Carol were growing up. After her children left home she worked at the Mini Mall and Kwik Shop in Eldon.

Juanita had been a member of the Eldon United Methodist Church since she was a young girl. She was a lady of great faith and worked tirelessly throughout her life at her church. She loved being a member of "Little Club", Bay View, Chapter CG PEO, United Methodist Women, Eldon Depot Committee, Supporter of the Opera House, Boy Scout Leader. Sunday School teacher, Friends of the Library, and serving on the library board. While her daughter was in high school, she enjoyed being the chaperone for the girls' basketball team.

Juanita was an avid reader, reading a book a day until her eyes began to fail. She could do anything: seamstress, basket weaver, mentor and artist. She was an excellent cook, making wonderful Sunday dinners and her holiday dinners. Her motto was "the more the merrier" and invited any and all to join the family for dinner. To know Juanita was to love her.

Survivors include one son, Craig SUMNER and wife Mary of St. Joseph, Missouri; one daughter, Carol STREEBY and husband Ron of Eldon; three grandchildren Rachel COTTER and husband Bill of St. Joseph, Missouri, Emily SUMNER of St. Joseph, Missouri, and Kathryn STREEBY of Eldon; four great-grandchildren, Jonah and Hannah GOELLER, Matthew COTTER, and Avery SUMNER, all of St. Joseph Missouri; and cousins, nieces, nephews and a multitude of friends. Her extended family includes Missy Proctor, who was her caretaker for six years, Mona and Sam Bedford, Terri White, and Julie Houk.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles in 1953 and Fannie in 1996, her sister Dorothy A. PLANK in 1954, her husband Vincent E. SUMNER in 1997, and her brother Robert C. PLANK in 2011.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM, Monday, January 30 at the Eldon United Methodist Church, 611 Elm Street, Eldon, with Pastor Bud Lane officiating. Burial will be in the Eldon Cemetery. Friends may call after noon on Sunday, January 29 at Grace Funeral Care in Eldon, where the family will be present for visitation from 3:00 to 5:00 PM Sunday afternoon.

Pallbearers will be Terry Durflinger, Brian Jones, Bradley Jones, Mark Lonergan, Gary Biederman, and Donnie Harness.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to her beloved Eldon United Methodist Church, and may be sent to either PO Box 353, Eldon, Iowa, or in care of Grace Funeral Care, 800 Elm Street, Eldon, Iowa.

Please visit us at www.gracefuneralcare.com.

Copied with permission from The Fairfield Ledger, Inc.
*Transcribed for genealogy purposes; I am not related to the person(s) mentioned.


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