Rushville Republican

April 8, 2013

Juanita Dungan, 86

Rushville Republican

RUSHVILLE — Juanita Dungan, 86, passed away Sunday, April 7, 2013, at Rush Memorial Hospital.

She has been a resident of Flatrock River Lodge since January. A daughter of the late Ralph and Goldie (Shephard) Burris, Juanita was born June 11, 1926, in Richmond. She  has lived most of her life in the Dublin community. Juanita  earned her private pilot’s license and enjoyed flying airplanes. During World  War II she was a member of the Civil Air Patrol. Juanita was a member of Cambridge City Church of the Nazarene and worked hard to serve the people of her community. During the Vietnam War she started a personal mission of sending local service men care packages and greetings from home in appreciation of their service to our country. She made sure prayers were said for each of them at weekly church services. A homemaker, she had also worked at Perfect Circle in Richmond, enjoyed roller skating, gardening and working puzzles.

Survivors include her four children, Linda Wright of Hagerstown, Timothy Allan Dungan of Arkansas, Douglas Darrell Dungan of Pacific, Mo. and Penny (David) Lanning of Rushville; many grand and great-grandchildren; two sisters, Maxine Fiedler of Dublin and Wilma Hughes of Connersville; several nieces and nephews.

Juanita was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin D. Dungan (May 31, 2005). They were married Oct. 18, 1952, in New Castle. She was also preceded by one son, Rickey Dungan (Feb. 25, 2013); one daughter, Linda Taylor (Feb. 8, 2008); and an infant brother, William “Billy” Shephard.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 13, 2013, at Dublin Gospel Mission Church. Rev. Daryl Bertram will officiate. Burial will follow in South Lawn Cemetery in Dublin. Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 12 at Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Dublin.

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