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Benezette, Juanita Fay

Benezette, Juanita Fay

October 27, 1936 — June 14, 2018

Juanita Fay Benezette, 81, passed away June 14, 2018. Visitation will be at 10:30amWednesday, June 20th, with funeral services at11:30am at Park Lawn Funeral Home. A short graveside service and burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Juanita was born in Jackson County, Missouri, to Ora and Netta Gibson. She married Larry Benezette in 1954. Although they practically married as kids themselves, they started their own family and had four children in a five year time period.

Juanita retired from the IRS as a branch manager. She was an avid gardener and last year she canned over 600 jars of vegetables, berries and jams.  She enjoyed trying many different restaurants around Kansas City and highly recommends the fish at Cheddar’s.

Juanita was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Larry; and their son, Mark.

Survivors include her daughters: Ann Johnson, of Belton, MO; Terrie DeFord, of Lee’s Summit, MO; Shelly Collins and her husband Randy, of Lee’s Summit, MO; sister, Alice Krueger of Liberty; 11 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; and a host of loving family members and friends.

Memorial tributes may be directed to Habitat for Humanity.

Service Information

Services: 11:30AM, Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at Park Lawn Funeral Home

Visitation: 10:30-11:30AM, Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at Park Lawn Funeral Home

Burial in Memorial Park Cemetery

Benezette, Juanita Fay's Guestbook

Every day by 5 I tell myself to get to your house. What's your blood sugar? Time for dinner. Let's get ready for bed. Now off to your spot on the sofa. The Racheal Maddow Show is coming on! We love her! We watch eveything on MSNBC... well we slept through part of it! I would not have missed one moment of our time together. Canning last summer was awesome! You (and Daddy) kicked it out of the park every day! I am so proud to be your daughter! I often asked you how you two did it, 4 kids! You were so young to do such a great job. You just followed your heart and it never led you astray. Thank you, Mom! I shall miss you just as you missed your mother, every day! I love you, Terrie


My condolences are with the family and friends of Mrs. Benezette. May the memories you cherish continue to live on forever in your hearts. Take comfort in knowing that there will be a resurrection of all of our love ones who have fallen asleep in death. John 5:28,29


My deepest sympathy, thinking of you all. Ann shared so many wonderful stories about her mom (and dad) with me over the years. ..."Wishing you hope in the midst of sorrow , comfort in the midst of pain..."

Regina Boyland

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