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Juanita M. Mathers

Juanita M. Mathers, 83, died Monday, Sept. 15, 2008, at Crestview Nursing Home in Kettering, Ohio.
Born June 19, 1925, near Elizabeth, she was the daughter of the late Ora Lee and Dessa Mae Austin Lillpop.
She graduated from English High School in 1943, was an active member of the Aldersgate United Methodist Church for more than 30 years, attended Good Shepherd United Methodist Church prior to relocating to a retirement community, and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and White Shriners.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, George W. Mathers, and her grandparents, Alva and Manda Austin.
Survivors include two sisters, Mary Maxine and Ellen Jane; a brother, William Austin; three children, Sharon Jean, Bonita Lea and George Wayne Jr.; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral: Thursday, Sept. 18, at Marker-Heller Funeral Home in Ohio.
Graveside rites: Saturday, Sept. 27, at 1 p.m. in Mathers Cemetery.