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JuanitaB. Henderson

d. December 3, 2016


Thursday, December 8, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.


Friday, December 9, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at the New Harmony Christian Church, Curryville.
Officiating: Mr. Marion Branstetter.
Interment: the Curryville Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Dalton Walker, Darren Walker, Jerry Dixon, Dennis Dixon, Rodney Willis and Derwin Walker. Honorary pallbearer: Malcolm Coose.

Juanita Beatrice (Raufer) Henderson passed away at 4:35a.m. on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at the Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia, Missouri. She grew up in the McCune Station and New Harmony area of Pike County and was a 1932 graduate of Vandalia High School. She taught at the Murray Hill Rural School for five years. Juanita then worked as a seamstress at the Glen Elder and Bobbie Brooks garment factories for 16 years. She was a faithful member of the New Harmony Christian Church where she served as Deaconess and Sunday School Teacher. She enjoyed being a homemaker, gardening and growing flowers. Juanita truly loved spending time with her family.

Born: June 6, 1914 near McCune Station in rural Pike County, Missouri the youngest daughter of Henry Greggo and Anna Mae (Houchin) Raufer.

Married: William James "J" Henderson on January 20, 1937; he preceded her in death on July 30, 1956.

Survivors include: her granddaughter, Carlla Luean Henderson of Curryville; great-grandchildren: Joshua and wife, Sara Yager of Eolia and Adriana Shoemaker of Curryville; great-great-grandchildren: Searra, Tanner and Serenity Yager of Eolia; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Preceded in death by: parents; husband, James; one son, Ronnie J. Henderson; one sister, Pauline Walker and many other relatives.

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