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Juanita Fleener


Juanita M. Fleener, 89, of Hammond, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019 at Imboden Creek Living Center in Decatur.

Funeral services were Monday, Sept. 23, 2019 at Morningside Church of Christ, 1212 South 34th St., Decatur. Visitation was held one hour prior to the services at the church.

Burial followed in the Hammond Cemetery, Hammond.

Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home, Atwood, assisted the family with arrangements.

Memorials may be made in Juanita’s name at Morningside Church of Christ or the American Heart Association.

Juanita was born on October 18, 1929 in Emporia, Kan., the daughter of Edith and Floyd Collinge. Juanita and Paul Fleener were married on Sept. 10, 1949 in Ottawa, Kan., and were blessed with 55 years of marriage before his passing in 2004.

Juanita and her husband, Paul, farmed in the Hammond area and owned and operated Fleener Country (Photography) Studio for more than 35 years. She was a faithful member of the Hammond Church of Christ and Morningside Church of Christ in later years. A volunteer for Faith in Action, she always put others first. With her ever present smile and beautiful singing voice she was a positive influence to everyone who knew her.

Surviving are daughters Janice Bryan of Anderson, Ind., Judy (Bob) Louis-Seize of Montreal, Rose (John) Conklin of Athens, and son Tony (Audrey) Fleener of Decatur. Also surviving are grandchildren Scott (Angela) Bryan and Rex (Katie) Bryan of Anderson Ind.; Erin (Laurent) Louis-Seize of Montreal; Eric Louis-Seize of Montreal; Erica (Jeff) Baines of Jacksonville, Fla.; Brett (Samantha) Conklin of Marquette, Mich.; Hannah (Robb) Preston of St. Louis, Mo.; Seth Fleener of Decatur. Also surviving are 14 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren and her sister, Gladys, in Branson Mo.

Juanita was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers: Kenneth Collinge and Clifford Collinge; and a sister: Audrey Singleton.

The family was blessed to celebrate an early 90th birthday party with Juanita over Labor Day.

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