OBITUARY

Juanita J Simpson

September 17, 1950April 19, 2021

On April 19, 2021, Juanita Simpson passed away at PAM Specialty Hospital in Sarasota FL. Juanita’s son, Frank and his wife, Andrea were at her side.

Juanita was born in Niotaze, Kansas on September 17, 1950. Juanita was the second child of Claude and Mary Dufoe. She is survived by siblings Joyce Hodges of Bolton KS, Jim Dufoe of Nampa ID, Judy Smith of Nampa ID, Janice Murphy of Independence KS, Jerry Hensley of Nampa ID, Jane Reding of Nampa ID, Chuck Dufoe of Nampa ID, Mike Dufoe of Nampa ID, Claude Dufoe of Havana KS, Martha Hall of Havana KS, Tommy Dufoe of OK and Todd Dufoe of El Dorado KS.

Juanita is preceded in death by her parents, Claude Dufoe and Mary (Finney) Dufoe.

She is survived by her children, John Hunt (wife Meia) of Ottawa, Canada; Tina Steed (husband Shawn and three grand children Sam, Tamika and Joshua) of Pawhuska OK; Frank Hunt (wife Andrea and two grand children Kayden and Kinley) of Venice FL.

After learning about Jehovah God, she dedicated her life to Him in 1981. She spent a very full life in faithful service to Him along with her children and their families. Juanita was known as a very good listener and although small in stature she gave very big hugs. Her love of God and family along with her strong will carried her through multiple tragedies and health setbacks. She was adventurous and unafraid to try new things and move to new places. We miss Juanita dearly but happily look forward to seeing her resurrected with “flesh fresher than in youth” (Job 33:25) under God’s Kingdom.

A funeral will be held: May 8, 2021 at 5:00 pm EASTERN Time (4:00 pm CENTRAL time) Video conferencing details: Join Zoom Meeting https://jworg.zoom.us/j/86349639197 Meeting ID: 863 4963 9197 Passcode: 432759

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Shelby and Jante Conner

May 10, 2021

We are so sorry for your loss. As so many others have already said, Juanita will be remembered by us as one of the kindest and most faithful sisters we have known. We are wishing you all courage, strength and hope in the days ahead. Ps. 27:14❤️

Adriana Silva

May 8, 2021

Tears are the beginning of loosing and grieving a loved one. That void is going to join us.... but for very very short time! I found out in this discourse that on this situations we deepens our bonds with our brothers and sisters on a very deep way, we didn’t know Juanita.... but now we were able to know her through this talk and feel her deep love for Jah and the amazing job that she did with her children, her Bible Study’s and in the territory.

We are so touched for the way this whole ceremony was presented, we witnessed a real life story and the protagonist was amazing, loving, faithful and spiritual...we are friends with John & Meia.

We realized that we could get close to her through Jhon’s personality, he is a very AMAZING brother, elder, husband and friend, we are so proud and deeply happy to be his friends and Meia’s.

Soon we will meet her and her family may be to a beach on margarita island, we will prepare a gazebo with flowers in our favourite beach, we will fill it with flowers and Jhon, Tina and Frank will meet her she will have ( may be ) a blue dress and a nice pony tail....that will be sooner than we think...

With love

Marjorie and Adriana

Sophie Mack

May 8, 2021

So glad I got to know Juanita. She was so kind, gentle and approachable. And always such a good example of strength and determination no matter what! My sincere condolences to Frank, Andrea and all of Juanita’s family.

Lasaundra & Ja Stover

May 8, 2021

Our memories of Juanita have always included her kindness & gentle spirit. If ever there was a person who displayed a quiet & mild spirit Juanita was the epitome of this . Her love for Jehovah has been reflected in her children & they will always have a special place in our hearts. So much love & sympathy for your loss. Ja & Lasaundra

Betty & Simon El Kalani

May 4, 2021

Please accept our heartfelt condolences for the loss of your dear mother and our faithful sister Juanita. May Jehovah continue to prove to be a source of comfort and strength to you all during this difficult time. Be assured of our love, support and prayers. (Isaiah 25:8; Philippians 4:6, 7, 13; 2 Corinthians 1:3, 4; 4:18) May Jehovah's loving, comforting and helping hand be with you as we all continue to look forward to our beautiful resurrection hope when we will soon see our dearly loved and loyal Juanita again! (Isaiah 43:2, 4a; 65:17) 🤝💐

Barbara Logan

May 1, 2021

Juanita Simpson was a wonderful sister, loving and loyal friend, to my husband and I when we first moved to elk falls congregation, from Wichita Kansas, she warmly welcomed us with open arms into the congregation, we're looking forward to getting that same kind of hug from her in the paradise when all is new. We loved her and we will miss her dearly. My heart's go out to the family of Juanita. Your loving brother and sister James and Barbara Logan.

Greg and Sabrina Rench

April 30, 2021

Our hearts and prayers go out the entire family. We love you all and we look forward to getting to know Juanita better in the new system. It’s wonderful that she is in Jehovah’s memory.

With much love

The RENCH Family

Sitha and Hien Bou

April 30, 2021

Dear John and Meia,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We have fond memories with Juanita, a few times while she was visiting Canada. She was fun to play Sequence with. May you and your family find comfort in Jehovah's love and the support from the loving friends.

Love from Vietnam,

Sitha and Hien

Michelle Pereira/Reding

April 28, 2021

What I will remember about my Aunt Juanita is how close she was to the Lord and how strong her faith was. I can remember how soft spoken she was and how sweet and caring she was. The last time I spent time with her was when she came to Idaho for the last time before she passed away. It was summer time and we were at my moms (Jane’s) house. I can remember sitting next to her on the couch while she held my son Jayen. She then showed me some pictures on her phone of her granddaughter’s. I could see how much she loved and cared for them along with her kids. I also remember that day she helped me carry in food I had made for the BBQ we were having. I watched her as she gracefully carried some of the things. As she slowly took a step up the 2-3 stairs to get into the house. She was a little shaky but that strong woman made it up those stairs carrying the items I had given her. She will be forever missed and will have a special place in my heart I will always remember that time I had with her here in Idaho.

Jane Reding

April 27, 2021

To my sister Juanita Jo, (Skeeter)
I will miss you.
But I will remember you!!!
Your faith and love for the Lord.
Your beautiful smile.
Your soft sweet voice. Except when you were teaching me to drive and I almost ran that stop sign.........I never heard you yell so loud!
The endurance to handle more than most.
Your visit to Idaho and the long hours into the night talking.
Your love for family history, old photos and old cookbooks.
The love and pride you had for your family was evident by the joy in your voice and the twinkle in your eyes.
I love you my sister.
I will miss you.
But I will remember you!!!
Psalm 27:4
To Johnny, Tina, Frank and Family hold tight to the wonderful memories of your mom. My prayers are with you.

FROM THE FAMILY