Juanita Mae Deason


WEST FRANKFORT — Juanita Mae Deason, 81, passed away at 10:15 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, at her residence.

Juanita was born March 3, 1936, in West Frankfort, to Elmer and Hazel (Allen) Barton.

She married Roy Deason on July 4, 1953, in West Frankfort.

Juanita was a homemaker and loved to take care of her family. She enjoyed working at the Crosswalk Food Pantry in West Frankfort for several years helping the residents of Franklin County.

She enjoyed collecting recipes, playing games on the computer and doing word puzzles.

Juanita is survived by her husband, Roy, of West Frankfort; daughter, Debbie Jackanicz of West Frankfort; grandchildren, Preston (Megan) Deason, Trey (Sydney McPhail) Jackanicz, Brianne Deason, Sara Deason, Brandi Reese and Rachel Reese; great-grandchildren are Bailey, Jenna, Ava, Kynzi, Cash, Holdyn, Maxx, Kylar, Kanon, Payce, Jaden and anxiously awaiting the arrival of Myles Charley Jackanicz in December; sister, Barbara Bowman of Metropolis; brother, Lynn Barton of West Frankfort.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Buddy and Jeff Deason; a daughter, Lisa Reese; her parents; brother, Allen Barton; and an infant sister, Lynnette Barton.

Celebration of life services will be at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13, in Pyle Funeral Home in Johnston City, with the Rev. Larry Hollman officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Private Inurnment will be in Herrin City Cemetery at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Memorials may be made to the West Frankfort Main Street Flower Beautification Program. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.

For additional information or to sign the book of memories, visit www.pylefuneralhome.com.

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