JOPLIN, Mo. —
JOPLIN, Mo. - Juanita Giger McWilliams, 94, died at 9:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, at Webb City Health and Rehabilitation in Webb City, Mo.
Mrs. McWilliams was born May 27, 1918, at Arcadia, Kan., the daughter of James Frederick and Mabel Faye Farmer Giger. Juanita was a retired Income Tax Accountant and Real Estate and Insurance Agent. She was raised in Arcadia and graduated from Arcadia High School in 1936. She moved to Bakersfield, Calif., in 1940, and moved to Joplin in 1973.
She married Owen D. McWilliams on Nov. 13, 1938, in Arcadia. Mr. McWilliams survives of the home. Additional survivors include a daughter, Julene Embrey and her husband, Carl, of Bakersfield; a son, Richard McWilliams and his wife, Judy, of Joplin; a sister, Louise Willhite, of Overland Park, Kan.; five grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and 26 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; a step-father, Lloyd Bouldin; two sisters, Erma Hertweck and Winoea Mabray; and a brother, Bill Giger.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, at Bedene Funeral Home, Arma, Kan., with the Rev. Eldon Allen officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant View Cemetery, Cato, Kan. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Bedene Chapel prior to services.
The family suggests memorials to the Hospice Compassus, of Joplin, Mo. Donationsmay be sent to or left at the Bedene Funeral Home, 517 E. Washington, Box 621, Arma, Kansas 66712.
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