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Juanita Faye Mosher was born June 20, 1943, in Rock Island, Ill., the daughter of Ivan and Dakota (Doty) Reeves. She was raised in the Pleasantville area and graduated from Pleasantville High School with the Class of 1961. Following high school, Juanita worked as a secretary for Merchant’s Bonding Company. On March 20, 1965, she was united in marriage to Gary Mosher in Pleasantville. To this union, three children were born. Juanita worked many summers at the Pleasantville Country Club pool as the kids were growing. She was also active in 4-H, serving as a leader for several years. After the children were raised, she took a job with Mid-American Energy, eventually retiring in August of 2008. In her spare time, Juanita enjoyed attending Pleasantville athletics and was a member of the alumni association. The coffee group at Smokey Row was another favorite activity where she enjoyed visiting with friends. Juanita was also an avid reader. She will be best remembered as a loving and proud wife, mother, grandmother and friend. Juanita passed away on Friday, March 4, 2016, at the Mercy Hospital Medical Center, in Des Moines, at the age of 72 years. She was preceded in death by her parents. Those left to cherish Juanita’s memory include her husband, Gary; children: Letitia (Ervin) Kopp of Columbus, Neb., Celesta (Bill) Moore of Pleasantville and Nick Mosher of Swan; six grandchildren: Dakota, Mac, Sterling, Pablo, Saul and Jonna; four great-grandchildren: Lily, Addison, Ava and Aidan; siblings: Sandra (Paul) Coggshell of Joplin, Mo., Donna (Bob) Kendall of Tracy and Tom (Nancy) Reeves of Sterling, Nebraska and many other family members and friends. Juanita has been cremated and a memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 12, 2016, at 10 a.m. at the Mason Funeral Home in Pleasantville. Memorials may be made to the Marion County 4-H. Online condolences may be left at bertrandfuneralhomes.com
Published on  March 10, 2016
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