Juanita Lee Burenheide, 91, Iola, died Friday, June 8, 2012, at Fountain Villa in Iola.
Juanita was born Feb. 22, 1921, on a farm southwest of Moran, the daughter of George W. and Ruth Esther Rogers Beaman. She grew up on the family farm and attended grade school at Prairie Hall southwest of Moran and graduated from LaHarpe High School. She attended Emporia State one year, then the College of Emporia, to receive her teaching certificate. She taught seven years, five in Lyon County and two in Chase County.
On June 10, 1948, Juanita married Alfred H. Burenheide at Emporia. In 1966, they moved from Elsmore to their farm southwest of LaHarpe. After he died in 1979, she moved to Iola in 1980.
She was a member of First Baptist Church in Iola.
Survivors include five brothers, Charles Beaman, Topeka, Kenneth Beaman, Gas, Dennis Beaman, Spring Hill, Reed Beaman, Santa Rosa, Calif., and David Beaman, Iola; two sisters, Geneva Dixon, Quincy, Ill., and Shirley Stewart, Springfield, Mo.; caregivers, Jim and Barbie Daugharthy and family of Iola.
Cremation has taken place.
Memorial service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 13 at First Baptist Church in Iola.
Inurnment will be in Highland Cemetery, Iola.
Memorials are suggested to First Baptist Church or Allen County Hospice and may be left with the Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel of Iola.
Online condolences for the family may be left on this website, www.iolafuneral.com