Juanita Ruth Brownback

March 20, 1924 - August 05, 2017

Juanita Ruth Brownback, 93, of Pana, died Saturday, August 5, 2017 in her home.  She was born March 20, 1924, in Pana, daughter of the late Orville & Frances (Pope) Gresham.

Juanita attended Blackburn College and attended & received her Bachelor Degree in Nursing at Washington University in St. Louis.  She had worked as an RN at Pana Community Hospital and was a nurse for the Pana school district.  She was a lifelong resident of Pana, and a member of the Buckeye United Methodist Church.

Juanita Gresham &Vernon Dean Brownback were married in 1948 in the First United Methodist Church, Pana.  He preceded her in death on June 7, 2017.

She is survived by her daughter: Deborah (David) Morrill, Downers Grove, IL; son: Lynn Brownback, Nokomis, IL; grandchildren: Michelle (Trip) Gracey & Daniel (Sara) Morrill; brother, Eugene “Bud” Gresham, Huntsville, AL; and brother-in-law, Donald Lockhart, Northfield, VT.  In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded by her step-mother, Hazel Gresham; daughter, Linda Brownback; sister, Helen Lockhart; and sister-in-law, Minta B. Gresham.

Funeral Information

Funeral services will be held on Friday, August 11, 2017 in McCracken-Dean Funeral Home at 10:00 a.m. with Minister Janette Lawson officiating.  Burial will be in Mound Cemetery, Pana.  Visitation will be Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. in the funeral home.


Donations Information

Memorials may be made to Buckeye United Methodist Church.


Visitation:  McCracken-Dean Funeral Home

Service:  McCracken-Dean Funeral Home

Juanita Ruth Brownback

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