Mrs. Juanita Mae Maier

January 15, 1932January 11, 2019

Juanita M. Maier, age 86, of Kansas City, MO passed away January 11th at Garden Valley Healthcare Center in Kansas City, MO. Juanita was born in Kansas City, KS to Walter and Wilma (Singer) Wilson. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Donald D. Maier, son Darrell S. Buchanan, and brother Donald R. Wilson.

Juanita grew up in Northeast Kansas City and graduated from Northeast High School. Juanita and her husband Don were owner operators of Joe’s Restaurant in Ruskin Heights for several years. The majority of her work life was spent with the Internal Revenue Service and General Services Administration. She moved to Las Vegas, NV in 1991 where she enjoyed local entertainment and made many friends before returning home to Kansas City in 2008. Juanita valued her family above all else and shared lasting friendships.

Juanita is survived by her Daughter Susan L. Kopp (John), of Gladstone, MO, Sons Stephen L. Buchanan (Ronna) of Belton, MO, Duane Buchanan (Michelle), of Blue Springs, Mo, and Wesley D. Maier of Liberty, MO. Juanita had 12 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.


  • Visitation Thursday, January 17, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, January 17, 2019

Mrs. Juanita Mae Maier

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Robin Stolte

January 17, 2019

So Deeply Sorry for your loss,
Hugs to Juanita’s Family & Friends.
God Bless🙏🏼🌹
One Sweet Lady, Mother has her friend in Heaven with her now.
My heart goes out to her kids.
Remembering our memories growing up in Robandee.

Melinda Wilson

January 17, 2019

My father (Juanita's brother) and mother moved to California in the early 1950s, where my brother Scott and I were born and raised. We had little contact with the Wilson side of the family and even less after our parents divorced. Because of my "Auntie" Juanita's strong devotion to and love of family, she reached out to me to bring me closer to my roots and family in Missouri, sharing stories and bringing to life the characters and people that were and are still my ancestors and who are the family I was not able to know. I am forever grateful for the kindness and love she showed me, the laughter and stories she shared with me, and the guidance she provided after I lost my mother many years ago. I will miss her deeply.

Dee Moore

January 16, 2019

We first met in the late 80's at GSA when we sat at adjoining desks. We seemed to hit it off right away and that friendship endured through the years and the many changes in our lives. A phone call from Juanita was always a delight. She will be missed.

Chris Anglin

January 16, 2019

My condolences and prayers to the family...with a special mention to Duane and Wes. All of my memories of Juanita are sweet and she was always caring and very nice to me.