Juanita Holbrook, 79, of Defiance, passed away on Tuesday, January 28, 2014, at CHP Defiance Area In-Patient Hospice Center.
She was born on March 31, 1934, to Tivis McKinley and Julia (Dishman) Phillips in Dante, Va. In 1952, Juanita married her former husband, Joseph Holbrook. She was a housekeeper for the Holiday Inn and the Village Inn.
Juanita is survived by her sons, Larry (Betty) Holbrook of Defiance, Christopher (Faye) Holbrook of Defiance, Stanley (Connie) Holbrook of Defiance, Kevin (Stephanie) Holbrook of Defiance; daughters, Deborah (Lee) Richards of Montpelier, Lisa (fiance David Kagebein) Wolf of Norman, Okla; 14 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Lawrence Phillips of Albany, Ga., Ardie Phillips of Dante, Va.; sisters, Loretta Salyers of Dante, Va., and Belva Hall of Massillon.
She was preceded in death by her parents; former husband, Joseph; brothers, Ulysses, Dereathus "Buster," and Arlette Phillips; sisters, Jean Riner, Audrey Whitacre and Roxie Wallace.
Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. today, January 30, 2014, at Schaffer Funeral Home, Defiance. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m Friday, January 31, 2014, at the funeral home, with Rev. Sam Andres officiating. Burial will follow in Riverview Memory Gardens.
The family suggests memorials be made to the CHP Defiance Area In-Patient Hospice Center. Online condolences can be given at www.Schafferfh.com.