Obituary published Dec. 24, 2012 in The Mexico Ledger
Juanita May Jett, 85 of Mexico, passed away Friday, Dec. 21, 2012 at her home.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at Lockewood Park Baptist Church with Rev. Randy Jones officiating. Visitation is Wednesday from 1:00 till service time at the church. Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Park.
Juanita was born April 3, 1927 in Lexington, the daughter of Dorsey Jackson and Bessie (Munkers) Williams. On Nov. 18, 1944 in Kansas City, Kansas, she married Elmer "Squirt" Jett. He died on Nov. 11, 1983.
Mrs. Jett was a member of Lockewood Park Baptist Church and had worked at the Florsheim Shoe Factory. She enjoyed fishing, camping and bowling, which she went to state about every year.
Survivors include three daughters, Bonnie Eikermann of Hermann, Joyce Carr of Mexico and Karen Brandenburg (Gene Berrey) of Centralia; nine grandchildren, Chad (Jenny) Schneider of Hermann, Sheri Schneider of Hermann, Jason (Missy) Eikermann of Hermann, Nathan Eikermann of Hermann, Nichole (Corey) Landolt of Hermann, Vaughn (Barb) Workes of Benton City, Brandi Crow of Mexico, Kelly Mattingly of Phoenix, Ariz. and Eric Brandenburg of San Diego, Cal.; 15 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren with two more expected in January; and two sisters, Melissa Burton of Independence and Betty (Dee) Duncan of Higginsville.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; three great-grandchildren, Gavin and Sophia Eikermann and Kassiah Schneider; a son-in-law Stan Carr; three brothers, infant Herbert Williams, Walt Williams and Bill Williams; three sisters, Jean Fairchild, Ruth Fairchild and infant Alice Williams; three brothers-in-law, Clyde and Charlie Fairchild and Ed Burton; and one sister-in-law, Jeannie Williams.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, Lockewood Park Baptist Church, St. Paul UCC in Hermann or Audrain County Hospice. All may be sent in care of Arnold Funeral Home, 425 S. Jefferson, Mexico, MO 65265.