Juanita (Goldesberry) Townsend, 88, St. Joseph, MO

Published 06/25 2014 09:14AM

Updated 06/25 2014 09:17AM

Juanita (Goldesberry) Townsend, 88, St. Joseph, MO passed from this life on Sunday June 22, 2014 at Saxton Health Care Inn, St. Joseph, MO.

She was born October 14, 1925 to Alfred and Ruth (Ray) Goldesberry in Polo, MO.

She married Robert Townsend on January 16, 1960 in Clarinda, Iowa and he preceded her in death on September 5, 1995.

Juanita and Robert moved to Big Lake in 1972 but she had lived most of her life in St. Joseph, MO. She worked for Smith and Company for 25 years and Seitz & Company for 7 years. Juanita was of the Baptist Faith, enjoyed dancing, fishing, and boating.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Alfred and Ruth; husband, Robert; one brother, David Goldesberry; and two sisters, Sylvia Mae Miller and Ruby Quimby.

Survivors; one brother, Marion Goldesberry; brother-in-law Marvin Quimby; nieces and nephews.

Celebration of Life: 11:00 AM Friday, June 27, 2014 at Breit–Hawkins Funeral Home; Savannah, MO. Interment will be in Whitesville Cemetery, Whitesville, MO. Public visitation and family receiving hours 5 to 7 PM Thursday, June 26, 2014 at the Funeral Home.

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