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Sunday April 17th, 2022
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Monday April 18th, 2022
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Juanita Laird

Myrtle Juanita Laird, daughter of Eugene “Gene” & Myrtle (Henderson) Sevier, was born April 15, 1925, at Beaconsfield, Ringgold County, Iowa.

Beaconsfield would always be Juanita’s home. She went to school in Beaconsfield; she was active in the Beaconsfield United Methodist Church, working church suppers and a member of the W.S.C.S.

On October 10, 1942, Juanita married Kenneth Lee “Ted” Laird in Albany, Missouri. To this marriage was born three daughters: Vivian, Sandra, and Vickie. Juanita was a loving wife and mother. She loved her family, and she took great joy in providing for them. Juanita would raise a big garden and she would can throughout the summer so as to have food to serve throughout the winter. Her husband, Ted, passed away March 1, 2003. Juanita would remain on the farm until moving into Clearview Home in Mount Ayr in 2016.

Juanita passed away on April 12, 2022. She was preceded in death by her parents Gene & Myrtle Sevier; husband Ted; 2 brothers Delbert (Daivy) Sevier and Donald (Juanita) Sevier; in-laws and their spouses including Gerald Laird, Eugene Laird, Donald Laird, Alice Wicker, Louise Ogler, Beverly Spriggs, Shirley Stephens.

Survivors include her daughters Vivian & Norman Bauer of Rockwell City, IA, Sandra & Raymond Whitson of Ellston, IA, Vickie & Denzel Young of Mount Ayr, IA; grandchildren Becky Whitson (Rick Vanderflught), Jason Whitson, Brenda (Pat) Schamp, Mark Bauer, Kelly Bauer, Amber (Joe) Hayes; great grandchildren Lee Whitson, Brianna, Nick, Kennedy Hayes,; step-great grandchildren Alicia Vanderflught (Lucas McChesney), Wyatt Schamp, Rachel (Caleb) Miller; 2 step-great great grandchildren; brother-in-law Ivan Stephens of Clearfield, IA; other relatives and friends.

A memorial fund has been established in her name to be decided.


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Kelly Bauer Apr 19 2022 4:06 PM

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John and Maxine McGilvrey Apr 14 2022 3:52 PM

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Douglas Poore Apr 14 2022 1:26 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Juanita Laird

Mary Baker Apr 14 2022 12:40 PM

Juanita was such a sweet lady. I enjoyed visiting her when I visited other residents in the Nursing home. Also took care of her husband when he was a patient in Mt ayr many years ago. Prayers for her family.

Paula Webb Apr 14 2022 10:29 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Juanita Laird

Kris Nail Apr 13 2022 7:14 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Juanita Laird

Steve and Sharla Norris Apr 13 2022 6:15 PM

so very sorry for your loss, sending healing thought to the family!!

Denise Nelson Apr 13 2022 1:40 PM