Juanita Mae Povenmire

September 9, 1927 - October 29, 2020
Juanita Povenmire

Juanita Mae Povenmire, age 93, resident of Ft. Scott, KS, died Thursday, October 29, 2020, at Guest Home Estates, Ft. Scott. She was born September 9, 1927, in Parker, KS, the daughter of Vern and Clara Frances Milburn Reed. She married John “Dean” Povenmire on December 7, 1947, in Ft. Scott. He preceded her in death on April 16, 2004. Juanita babysat for several children after school through the years. She enjoyed playing bingo with friends. She was someone who never met a stranger. She touched the lives of all she met. Even after speech had left, she could always give a wink and a smile. Juanita was a past President of the Ladies Auxiliary of Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen and a member of O.E.S. She was a past member of the Community Christian Church.

Survivors include 2 sons, Danny Povenmire, Las Vegas, NV, and Allen Povenmire and wife Teri, Ft. Scott, KS; a sister, Wilma Strickland, Pleasant Hill, MO; 12 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Besides her husband Dean, she was preceded in death by a son, Larry Povenmire; a daughter, Linda Sheppard; 5 brothers, Earl, Roy, Vaun, Marion, and Richard Reed; and a sister, Helen Singmaster.

Pastor Don Andrews will conduct funeral services at 11:00 AM Thursday, November 5th, at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Private family burial will take place in U. S. National Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10:00 AM Thursday until service time at the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main St., Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.