Juanita Church

Funeral services for Juanita M. Church, 96, Eudora will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Inurnment will follow at a later date in Charleston, West Virginia. She died Saturday, July 21, 2012 at Medicaloges in Eudora, KS

She was born April 8, 1916 in Charleston, West Virginia the daughter of Emmett and Frieda (French) Harkins. She was a homemaker and realtor.

She helped start Children’s Hour which is now known as Head Start.

She married Delmar F. Church on June 3, 1939 in Kentucky. He preceded her in death on November 27, 2000.

She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Jane Lynn, seven brothers and sisters. She is survived by her daughter, Susan Howig and husband, Robert of Eudora; a son Daniel Church and wife, Diane of Fairway, KS; two sisters, Ruth Jones of St. Albans, WV, Carole Corner of New Lexington, OH; four grandchildren, Katherine Overfield of Lawrence, Jackie, Anna and Gabriel Church all of Fairway, KS and two great-grandchildren, Paige Lee of Eudora and Blake Overfield of Lawrence.

The family suggests memorials in her name to Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders and may be sent in care of the mortuary.

6 Condolences

  1. George on July 23, 2012 at 11:17 am


    Carol and I were sorry to hear about your mom and wanted you to know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

    George Halper

  2. Dan & Christi Scherrer on July 23, 2012 at 11:37 am

    Dan & Diane – we are so sorry for your loss. To have your mom for all these years – what a special blessing!She’s where we all want to be. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Diane and your family. Love, Dan & Christi

  3. John & Rita Jurcyk on July 23, 2012 at 11:55 am

    Dear Church Family:
    We extend to you our sympathy and condolences.

    John and Rita Jurcyk

  4. Dick and Pam Kerr on July 23, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    Sorry to hear about your Mom! She lived a full life, but it is still hard to lose your mom.
    You are in our prayers.
    Dick and Pam

  5. Mike & Pam Jacob on July 23, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    Dan & Diane – We are so sorry to hear of your loss. While it might be anticipated it is never easy when that time comes. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time!

    Mike & Pam

  6. Sandy Maddy on July 23, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    Dan, Diane, Jackie, Anna and Gabe…

    “A mother is with us always, first in her lifetime, then forever in our memory.” Our hearts and prayers are with you as you face this difficult time. Sandy, Bryan and Christina.

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