Juanita Hernandez

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.

3 Condolences

  1. Christina Stoddard on January 27, 2018 at 2:14 pm

    Prayers for your family. Find memories of her at my grandma’s house.

  2. Lori Hermosillo-Eslary on January 28, 2018 at 10:47 pm

    Dear Hernandez-Romero family ~ Our hearts were saddened to hear of the passing of, Jesse and Jenny. They lived a beautiful life of marriage together 72 years, a true blessing. Have so many memories of when Jesse, Jenny and her siblings would visit family in Denver, Colorado. They would stay with, Uncle George & Aunt Mary Hermosillo, (my parents). They loved going to the mountains and having gatherings with lots of family, also their, Uncle Frank & Aunt Angie Villa and lots of cousins, wonderful fun memories. They will truly be missed.
    May GOD Bless you all with strength and peace at this difficult time.
    Always keep in your heart those fond and loving memories of Jesse & Jenny.
    When GOD calls our loved ones home, HE leaves many wonderful memories in our hearts behind. GOD Bless ~
    Lots of Love ~ Steve & Lori Hermosillo-Eslary (Denver, Colorado)

  3. Joe and Alma Quintanilla on January 29, 2018 at 10:39 pm

    Dear Hernandez-Romero Family, our deepst condolences to you all, very sad to hear about the passing of Jesse and Jenny, I will always remember them for their kindness towards our community, I will always look forward to remember Jenny in the church kitchen fixing the hot chocolate, We are loosing two of the most generous and kind human beings, I will always keep their memory in my heart, Prayers to you all and May the Lord bring you all comfort.

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