November 15, 1927 - December 28, 2021
Juanita Pemberton, 94, passed away on Tuesday December 28, 2021 in Green Oaks, Illinois. Juanita was born in Natoma, Kansas, the seventh of eight children of John and Mabel Powell. She was a graduate of Kansas City Bible College and attended Kansas State College and Missouri State University. She was a long-time member of University Heights Baptist Church in Springfield, Missouri and was a member of Christ Church Lake Forest. Illinois. Juanita lived her life in several cities throughout Kansas, Missouri and Illinois. In her early post schooling years, Juanita co-owned several retails stores and was a substitute teacher. While rearing her children she focused on volunteer work and served on several boards including Girls’ Club, Southwest Missouri Museum Association, Springfield Symphony Guild, Girl Scouts, PTSA and Tuesday Club. She later worked for the State of Missouri Division of Family Services. Throughout her life, Juanita made many friends including at Green Oaks Senior Living where she lived the last 2 ½ years. Juanita was the loving mother of four children, Barry Pemberton (Vickie) of Hallsville, Missouri; Brad Pemberton (Lori) of Sarasota, Florida; Nancy Baker (Pete) of Libertyville, Illinois, and Julie Moses (Jon) of Denver, Colorado. She has 7 Grandchildren and 6 Great Grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband H. Duane Pemberton; son Barry Pemberton; parents; and all seven siblings. Donations can be made in Juanita’s memory to The National MS Society, The Salvation Army, St. Jude Hospital, or a charity of your choice. A celebration of life will be held at a date yet to be determined.
Juanita Pemberton, 94, passed away on Tuesday December 28, 2021 in Green Oaks, Illinois. Juanita was born in Natoma, Kansas, the seventh of eight children of John and Mabel Powell. She was a graduate of Kansas City Bible College and attended... View Obituary & Service Information
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