Obituary- Juanita M. Bender

Juanita M. Bender, age 85, of Prophetstown, died January 15, 2022 at CGH Medical Center after a battle against Covid.
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Juanita M. Bender, age 85, of Prophetstown, died January 15, 2022 at CGH Medical Center after a battle against Covid.

Juanita was born October 4, 1936 the daughter of Fay McKee and Anna (Martin) McKee. Juanita married Larry (Butch) Bender on November 9, 1962. Throughout her life, Juanita was employed for several years with Lawrence Brothers and Morrison Hospital. She retired to be self-employed cleaning area businesses.

She is survived by her five children, Fred Pope, Don Bender, Brian (Mary) Bender, Dana (Aaron) Jensen, and Ron Bender. She was blessed with 17 grandchildren, and 9 great grandchildren, soon to be 10. Juanita was proceeded in death by her husband, parents, two brothers, three sisters and one grandson.

Gathering of family and friends with social distancing, masks, and COVID protocol will be from 5:00 – 7:00 PM Thursday, January 20, 2022 at the McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls.

In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
Online condolences may be sent to www.mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com

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