Juanita A. Perry, 85, of Edinburg, passed away Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 2:50 p.m. at Regency Nursing Care Residence in Springfield, IL.
She was born December 6, 1927 in Rochester, IL, the daughter of Luther and Pearl Smith Kelley. She married Gordon E. Perry on February 20, 1947 in Taylorville. She served as Clerk and later as Postmaster at the Edinburg Post Office, retiring in 1989 after 25 years of service. Juanita was an active member of the Edinburg Christian Church for many years serving in a variety of capacities; and she later became a member of Bethel Baptist Church, and was also a Charter Member of the Edinburg Lioness Club. Juanita was actively involved in her community. She participated in the Christian County Red Cross, coordinating local blood drives. She also served on the board of the Christian County Senior Citizen’s Center in Taylorville, as well as representing Christian County on the advisory board of the Area Agency on Aging for Lincoln Land.
She is survived by her husband, Gordon; daughter, Deb (Gary) Philo of Springfield, IL; grandson, Kyle (fiancée Britney Hicks) Lasswell of Edinburg, IL; great-grandchildren, London, Kyle Jr., Roman, Corey and Cameron; brother, Gene Kelley of Springfield, IL; sisters-in-law, Barb Payne and Brenda Stimac of Edinburg, IL; brothers-in-law, Tom Warren of Edinburg, IL, and Bill (Jerry) Perry of New Jersey; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded by her parents, sister, Margaret Ann Jelley and brother, Maurice Kelley.
Visitation will be held Thursday, January 3, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at Bethel Baptist Church, Taylorville. Funeral services will be held Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 12:00 Noon at Bethel Baptist Church, Taylorville, with the Honorable Judge Ron Spears officiating. There will be a private family burial at Camp Butler National Cemetery in Springfield.
Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Visit www.suttonmemorialhome.com to sign the online guestbook.
Funeral services for Juanita A. Perry, 85, of Edinburg, were held Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. at the Bethel Baptist Church, Taylorville, with burial at Camp Butler National Cemetery, Springfield. The Honorable Judge Ron Spears officiated the service.
Casket bearers were Kyle Lasswell, Steve Stimac, Kent Kelly, Rich Payne, Gary Jelly and Jerry Harvell.