Juanita M. (Gibson Yates) Jeffries, age 93, passed away Sunday, November 8, 2020 at the Louisburg Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center after a long struggle with dementia and alzheimers. Juanita was born in Kansas City, Missouri in 1927 and was the daughter of William and Hazel Gibson.
Juanita married Norman E. Yates and had 2 daughters Norma J. Yates, Turner, Hilyard of Louisburg, KS and Janet L. Yates (deceased).
The family then moved to Lenexa, KS in 1956 from Wichita where she lived in her home for 60 years. Juanita worked for the United States Postal Service in Lenexa, Kansas and the main Post Office in Mission, Kansas for over 20 years in which she retired from in 1988.
Juanita is survived by her daughter Norma J. (Yates Turner) Hilyard from Louisburg and her 2 children, son Bryan W. Turner and daughter Tracy L. Turner, and grandchildren Kyan and Shay Turner.
Juanita was a very independent and efficient woman. She had lived through the Great Depression so she was always prepared for anything and everything. She was the rock to the whole family and her witty spunk will always be cherished and kept in our minds and hearts
Special thanks to the staff at Louisburg Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center and Crossroads Hospice Care for their attentiveness and loving care.