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Dodson, Juanita May (Steele)

Dodson, Juanita May (Steele)

March 30, 1933 — November 27, 2022

Juanita May (Steele) Dodson, 89, of Independence, Missouri, passed away on Sunday, November 27, 2022 at her home. Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 PM on Thursday, December 1, 2022 at Park Lawn Funeral Home, 8251 Hillcrest Rd. Kansas City, MO 64138. A visitation will be from 1:00-2:00 PM at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Green Lawn Cemetery in Kansas City, Missouri.

Juanita was born on March 30, 1933 in Kansas City, Missouri to Elmer and Hazel J. (Duncanson) Steele. She was united in marriage on August 7, 1949 to Joey C. Dodson in Eudora, Missouri. Together they had five children.

Juanita was a foster parent to many children over the years. Her and Joey enjoyed their time with the senior citizens Jolly 60’s and the Lamplighters. She spent lots of time at the Fairmount Community Center in her free time. But her favorite thing was spending time with her family.

Juanita was preceded in death by her husband Joey in 2010; her parents; siblings, Alice Steele, Kenneth Steele, Melvin Steele, and Martha Edwards; her daughter in law, Peggy Dodson; and her grandchildren, J.C. Dodson and Kathy Dodson. She is survived by her children, Joey C. Dodson Jr., Sandra Dodson, Larry Dodson and his wife Linda, Michael Dodson and his wife Carmen, Sharon Heinrichs and her husband Ray, and many foster children who she loved as her own; 13 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; 3 great great grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Service Information

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 PM on Thursday, December 1, 2022 at Park Lawn Funeral Home, 8251 Hillcrest Rd. Kansas City, MO 64138. A visitation will be from 1:00-2:00 PM at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Green Lawn Cemetery in Kansas City, Missouri.

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