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Juanita Guerra

November 1, 1934 - March 19, 2015

Burial Date January 1, 1970

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Juanita was born November 1, 1934, in Hazard, KY, to May Combs Couch and William Granger Couch. She had 4 sisters and 5 brothers. Juanita married Carlos Manuel Guerra on February 16, 1950 and they went on to have six children. Carlos and Juanita made their home first in Detroit, MI, then in Lima, OH. In addition to being a homemaker and a busy mother of six, Juanita was a strong Christian and an active member of her faith community. She worked as a lay minister in the church, taught at the church pre-school, and ministered in the jail. Many people in the community will remember her generous heart. In addition to her charitable work, Juanita was a leader in the organization of United Methodist Women. She was involved at the regional level, speaking at conferences, and participating in political activities of the organization on issues that were important to women and children. Juanita’s work was not isolated to the church; she also worked for over 15 years in the direct care of the developmentally delayed. She gave her whole heart to this work and considered these clients members of her family.
Juanita is survived by; six children, Carlos Manuel Guerra Jr. Judy of Denver, CO, Dr. Billie Yvonne Guerra of Ridgecrest, CA, Craig Allen Guerra and Michael Anthony Guerra both of San Diego, CA, Angela Maria Guerra Betty Jonesof Denver, CO, and Christina Ann Guerra of Guerneville, CA. One sister, Ida May Fletcher and two brothers Garland and Roger Couch. Nine grandchildren; Benjamin Guerra, Erica Thomas, Rosa Fuller, Kristen Christiansen, Joshua Guerra, Michael and Nathan Brown, Carly Guerra, and Marissa Guerra. Ten Great Grandchildren; Benjamin Seth Guerra, Jr., Ariel Guerra-Soper, Jose Moncada, Shai, Jessica, Michael, Braden, Siana, J.J., and Elle. And two Great-Great Grandchildren Abigail and Michael. Also many loving nieces and nephews.
Juanita is preceded in death by her husband Carlos Manuel Guerra, three sisters, Lucille Deaton, Betty Lumpkins, and Mary Archer, and three brothers Bob Couch, Bill Couch and Walter Couch.
Viewing is held at Chiles-Laman Funeral and Cremation SErvices Shawnee Chapel, 1170 Shawnee Rd., Lima, OH. on Wednesday April 8th from 4-8pm.
Services will be on Thursday, April 9th begin at 11:00am at Family of Faith United Methodist Church, 801 Bellefontaine Ave., Lima OH.
In lieu of flowers Juanita suggested a donation to Family of Faith United Methodist Church children’s programs.


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