June 25, 2021

Juanita Mills


Juanita Louise Mills, daughter of Roy Vanderflught and Gladys Marie Allen Vanderflught was born March 26, 1926 in Tuskeego, Iowa and passed from this life Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 95 years of age.

Juanita received her education in Ringgold County schools.

She was united in marriage to Garould Mills and two children, Phyllis and Marvin blessed this union.

Juanita worked as a Seamstress for Snowdons in Osceola for many years. She later went to work at O’Briens in Leon until her retirement. Juanita also served as the Van Wert City Clerk.

Juanita enjoyed traveling and especially loved the mountains. She enjoyed being with her family and attending the many family reunions and camp outs over the years.

Those relatives who preceded Juanita in death were her parents, brother, Russell Thomas Vanderflught, sister-in-law, Lena Mae Vanderflught, brother, LeRoy Amos Vanderflught, sister-in-law, Phyllis Jean Vanderflught, brother, Donald Vanderflught, grandson, Michael Foland and brother-in-law, Raymond Rush.

Juanita leaves to cherish her memory; daughter, Phyllis A. (Darel) Foland of Van Wert, IA, son, Marvin (Susan) Mills of Des Moines, IA, sister, Alice Rush of St. Charles, IA, sister-in-law, Hazel Vanderflught of Grand River, IA, granddaughter, Laura (Dave) Hollinger of Murray, IA, granddaughter, Rhonda (Steve) Tinkham of Lees Summit, MO, granddaughter-in-law, Amber Foland of Bettendorf, IA, grandson, Richard Foland of Indianola, IA, granddaughter, Vanessa (Joe) Osbrink of Des Moines, IA, granddaughter, Ashleigh (Gregory) Vize of West Des Moines, IA, 18 great-grandchildren and three great-grandchildren as well as other relatives and many friends.

Services were held at Kale Funeral Home, Tuesday May 25, 2021 at 2 p.m. with Pastor Terry Roberts officiating.

The family greeted friends from 1-2 p.m. Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at Kale Funeral Home.

Social distancing and face coverings were suggested. For those unable to attend the service in person, a live stream was available at www.kalefuneralhome.com on Juanita’s tribute wall beginning at 2 p.m., Tuesday.

Interment will be in the Westerville Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be directed to her family for a tribute to be decided at a later time.

Online condolences may be directed to the family at www.kalefuneralhome.com