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Juanita Louise Moran was born on January 15, 1925, and passed into the arms of her Lord on March 29, 2023 at 98 years old. Juanita was the daughter of James “Buck” England and Bernice Schreiber England. 

In her early years she was an acquisitions specialist at Fort Leonard Wood and bookkeeper and partner for England Armature Company, a business started by her father in Lebanon, Missouri. 

She accepted Lord Christ Jesus at an early age and was later baptized in the Niangua River near Bennett Spring. She was a longtime and faithful servant of Tabernacle Baptist Church and ministered to the soldiers that were bussed to Lebanon from Fort Leonard Wood on Wednesday nights. 

She was active in Kiwanis Club, Lebanon Art Guild, Poets Guild, and numerous other clubs. She loved her flowers, hummingbirds, and her cats. She loved to sing, and she loved to travel and took numerous trips abroad. She also loved music. She played cello in high school and her father bought her a piano for her 14th birthday. She sang many Christian and secular vocal solos for many years. 

Juanita is survived by three children, Paul “Ed” Johnson (Barbara) of Springfield, MO, Teresa L. Whiteaker (Richard) of Edina, MO and Thomas E. Johnson of Lebanon, MO; seven grandchildren, Sheri Steptoe of Springfield, MO, Matt Johnson of Lebanon, Robert Johnson of Columbia, MO, Amy Whiteaker Bowman (formerly of Edina.MO) of Madison WI, Andrea Whiteaker Trinkle of Madison, WI, Richard Whiteaker Jr. of Casper, WY and Cathryn Johnson of Texas; twelve great-grandchildren; other relatives and many friends. 

She was also preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Jim England and Gene England; two husbands, Paul Johnson and Harry Moran; and one son, Dane Moran. 

Celebration of Life for Juanita will be held at Shadel’s Colonial Chapel in Lebanon, MO on April 29 starting at 10:30 AM. A private family interment will occur the following Monday at the Lebanon Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials have been suggested to the Free Day Away Ministry through Tabernacle Baptist Church, for the soldiers that are bussed from Fort Leonard Wood on Wednesday nights. Donations may be left at or mailed to Shadel’s Colonial Chapel, P.O. Box 948 or 1001 N. Lynn, Lebanon, MO 65536.