Mass of Christian Burial for Juanita Hernandez, 90, Lawrence will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. She passed away Thursday, January 25, 2018 at her home.
Juanita was born December 8, 1927 in Lawrence, KS the daughter of Gonzalo and Avelina (Ramirez) Romero.
As the oldest of 13 siblings Juanita was the matriarch of the family, and found great joy in caring and providing for her family.
She was a long-term and devoted member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.
She married Jesse N. Hernandez on November 24, 1945 in Topeka, KS. Juanita and Jesse passed away on the same day after 72 loving years of marriage.
Survivors include her sons, Philip (Margaret) Hernandez, Kansas City, KS; Joe (Becky) Hernandez, Topeka, KS; Tony (Marsha) Hernandez, Birmingham, AL; daughter, Rita (Gary) Avery, Lawrence; 11 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; brothers, Antonio Romero, Pedro Romero, Enrique Romero, Gonzalo Romero, Jr; and sisters, Alberta Gutierrez, Valentina Guerrero, Teresa Martinez, Feliciana Gutierrez, Delores Alcala, and Elena Stephens.
She was preceded in death by her parents; infant daughter, Anita Hernandez; and brothers Francisco Romero, Jose Romero; and infant brother Guadalupe Romero.
A Rosary will be recited at 6:00 p.m. followed by a visitation until 8:00 p.m. Monday, January 29, 2018 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.
Memorial Contributions may be made in her name to VNA Hospice and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.