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 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.
Memorials may be made to Buckeye United Methodist Church.
Visitation: McCracken-Dean Funeral Home
Service: McCracken-Dean Funeral Home