JAYTON — Era Juanita (Barber) Chunn, 83, passed away Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, at an Abilene hospital. Services will be at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, at the First Assembly of God Church in Jayton with burial to follow at Jayton Cemetery under the direction of Weathersbee-Ray Funeral Home. Visitation will be Monday evening from 5-6 p.m. at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made to weathersbeerayfh.com.
Born Aug. 6, 1930, in McCaskill, AR, Juanita was a daughter of the late William Thomas Barber and Era (Blakeley) Barber. Juanita married Lewis Barrett Chunn in Pike County, AR on Aug. 17, 1948. She moved to Jayton in 1969 and worked as a nurses aide at Kent County Nursing Home for 32 years before retiring. Juanita liked to cook and spend time reading her Bible. She was a devout Christian and excellent loving mother and grandmother. Juanita was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Jayton.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; one son, Lewis R. Chunn; a granddaughter, Kara D. Smith; one brother, Martin Barber; and one sister, Estelle Parker.
Juanita is survived by her seven sons and three daughters-in-law, John and Penny Chunn of Brownwood, Mike Chunn of Sweetwater, Larry Chunn of Willmar MN, Otis Chunn of Kingsville TX, Danny and Rhonda Chunn of Smyrna, TN, Rodger Chunn of Jayton and Timmy and Becky Chunn of Bushland, TX; a daughter and son-in-law, Wanda and Bill Smith of Sweetwater; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Jappy and Carol Barber, Jesse and Marla Barber and Jerald and Barbara Barber; two sisters, Louise Fowler and Pauline Bevin; 18 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren.