Juanita H. Lowe
Age 82, of Dayton, passed away Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at Miami Valley Hospital. She was born March 23, 1938 in Dayton, Ohio, daughter of the late Earlie and Grace (Bohanan) Hunt. Preceded in death by her parents; loving husband, Cecil; brothers, Jewell, Tom and Earl; a half- brother, Clarence; sisters, Clarine, Pauline and Alice.
Juanita is survived by her son, Jeffery Lowe; daughter, Kimberly (Tony) Chambers; and granddaughter, Celeste Cecilia; one brother, Bob and his wife, Henrietta Hunt; and one sister, Leota Kroeger.
Juanita was known to many as a kind, generous and selfless woman who always put others before herself. She always insisted on making an extra plate for someone who spent a holiday alone or call someone so they’d have someone to talk to. She could always make anyone laugh and forget about everything. Her smile was contagious and just a look at her would make anyone feel happy and safe. She definitely had a gift for knowing how to handle nearly any situation and say exactly the right thing all the time. The most reliable person most knew, people were constantly coming to her for advice or reassurance and she was always there waiting for them with open arms, fresh cookies and coffee brewing in the kitchen. It seemed like she never expected anything in return and just seemed happy to make someone else happy as long as she could walk them to the door and wave them out of the driveway before she continued on with her day.
Even in her 80’s she insisted on keeping busy all the time whether that be by dusting her already spotless house so it would stay perfect or venturing up and down the stairs through the day to take down and bring up clothes to be washed or folded or fixing the most complex dinners and desserts. Never would she let anyone else do something she knew she could do on her own, she was extremely stubborn but especially in this way. If she thought she wanted to go shopping she’d go shopping without any help. If she thought she could make big holiday dinners by herself she’d make big holiday dinners without any help. She was such an independent person and continuously proved people wrong when they doubted her abilities. With her determination she accomplished more in one hour than most people could in a day.
She found joy in the simplest things like driving her 57 Chevy around town, baking for hours with her granddaughter, planting and nurturing her garden, painting, helping others and of course cleaning. She took great pride in these things but make sure to stay extremely humble and keep those close to her the same. Whenever she was complimented, she’d always respond in such a modest way like she never did anything worth praising which everyone knew she did.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at the Morton & Whetstone Funeral Home, Vandalia, with Rev. Tim Hamilton officiating. Interment will follow at Dayton Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. until time of service.
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