MARION — Juanita Dunning, 91, departed this life at 2:01 a.m. Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, in Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.
Juanita was born Dec. 28, 1921, in Joy, Ky., a daughter of Lewis and Veda M. (Kiebler) Sullivant.
She graduated at the top of her class from Carrsville High School and went on to obtain her cosmetology license.
On Nov. 16, 1945, she married the love of her life, Ernest Leon Dunning in Paducah, Ky., and he survives of Marion.
Juanita, although slight in stature was strong to the end. She exemplified a life well lived. Her family was her top priority and she was ever guiding them toward education, etiquette and bettering themselves.
Hardworking and lovely, she always had her hair done. She worked without rest raising their beautiful identical twin girls in a spotless home that was rich in love and full of good meals.
Juanita was a faithful member of the First Presbyterian Church in Carterville, and past member of the bridge club, faculty wives, and ceramics club.
Juanita leaves behind her husband, Ernest Leon Dunning of Marion; daughters, Janet K. Talbott and Jan (James) Morris; grandchildren, Frank Robert (Christa) Talbott, Ernest Lee (Michelle) Talbott and Jennifer (Shane) Aden; and nine great-grandchildren.
She joins in heaven her predeceased grandson, James Hunter Morris on his 30th birthday, her parents; sister, Wilma Nolan; along with many friends and family who when before her.
A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 4, in Huffman-Harker-Walker Funeral Home in Carbondale, with Pastor Mel Bower officiating. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church at 822 W. Grand, Carterville, IL 62918. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home .