Juanita Lanham, 89, Lee’s Summit, Missouri, formerly of St. Joseph, passed away Wednesday, October, 30, 2013 at John Knox Village in Lee’s Summit. The family would like to thank the loving and caring staff in the Memory Care Unit and Village Hospice at John Knox Village Care Center, words are not enough.
Juanita was born August 8, 1924 in St. Joseph, Missouri daughter of Keith and Lula Thrailkill. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was a stay at home mom and enjoyed playing bridge, knitting and cooking in her free time, but most of all she enjoyed her family and church. Juanita was an active member of First Lutheran Church, where she taught Sunday school and was a member of the Kappa Class.
In 1946 she married Willard D. Lanham who preceded her in 1994. She leaves to cherish her memory: daughter, Kathy Leslie (Walter), Lee’s Summit, Missouri; son, Curtis Lanham (Debbie), Fort Collins, Colorado; four grandchildren, Travis lanham (Paloma), Kyle Leslie (Amanda), Heather Petitmermet (Scott), Tyler Lanham (Kristen); five great-grandchildren, Bryson Leslie, Mason, Hadley and Wyatt Petitmermet, and Connor Lanham; sister, Virginia Canaday (Charles); and niece, Lynn Edington.
Services: 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, First Lutheran Church, St. Joseph. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Tuesday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to: First Lutheran Church, 302 S. 10th St., St. Joseph, MO.