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Juanita M. (Criddle) Niswonger

September 4, 1934 ~ March 11, 2021 (age 86)


Juanita May Niswonger, 86, of Jackson,passed away Thursday, March 11, 2021, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau.She was born September 4, 1934, in Oak Ridge,to Charles B. and Grace M. Moore Criddle.

She and Dallas Niswonger were married July 2, 1951, in Oak Ridge. They had been married 55 years when Dallas passed away July 27, 2006. Juanita worked at the former Florsheim Shoe Factory in Cape Girardeau after 37 years of service she retired in 1988. She enjoyed doing puzzles and crocheting. In addition Juanita was also an avid seamstress. She was a long time member of the First Baptist Church in Jackson.

Loving survivors include three sons, Lynn(Janie) Niswonger of Ocala, Florida, Don (Judy) Niswonger of Jackson, and Robert(Julie) Niswonger of Ocala, Florida; seven grandchildren, Laura (Brian) Arthur,Amy (Rich) Lucy, Nicole Parker, Michelle (Jen) Sims, and David (Iris), Geoffrey (Mira), and Jared (Jamie) Niswonger; 12 great·grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren and one sister Dorothy Taylor of Lynchburg, Virginia.

She was preceded in death by her husband;parents; two brothers, Charles W. "Bill" Criddle and David Lee Criddle.

Juanita will privately be laid to rest next to Dallas, at Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson. Due to covid the family will hold a public memorial service at a later date. Memorials may take the form of contribution to church or charity of choice.

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