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Juanita Harness Young, 97, formerly of Kokomo, passed away on June 25, 2017. She was born to William and Vianna Reynolds on Oct. 28, 1919, in Coles County, Illinois. Juanita married Coyd Harness on Oct. 31, 1939, and he precedes her in death.
She worked as a bookkeeper at Rapps Clothing Store, but was mainly a homemaker. She later married Wilburn "Jack" Young in July of 1993, and he precedes her in death as well. Juanita was a beautiful woman. She loved her family, and was the most wonderful mother and grandmother in the world.
Juanita leaves behind her daughter, Becky Blackburn Hoover; grandchildren, Karen (Mike) Osborne, Randy Harness, Jerryl "Jerri" Dye, Sherry (Mickey) Shelton, and Jeff (Jodi) Ennis; 10 great-grandchildren; and 15 great-great grandchildren.
Juanita is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Coyd Harness; second husband, Wilburn "Jack" Young; son, Jack Harness; daughter-in-law, Janet Newton Harness; daughter, Katy Fortune; brothers, Jesse, Ed, Elwood "Burt," and Claude "Curly" Reynolds; sister, Gladys Rees; grandsons, Denny Blackburn, Curt Harness, and Patrick Ennis; and great-grandson, Alec Ennis.
Friends and family may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Ellers Mortuary Webster Street Chapel. A funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. Juanita will be laid to rest at Nevada Cemetery.
You may view Juanita's obituary and leave a condolence for the family online at ellersmortuarywebster.com.
Published on June 26, 2017
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