Juanice Abbigail Burton of Harrisonville, Missouri was born November 9, 1940 in Kansas City, Kansas the daughter of Leonard O. and Mary Madeliene (Moor) Penny. She departed this life on Sunday, December 27, 2020 at her home surrounded by love and family at the age of 80 years, 1 month and 18 days.
Juanice was employed as a food director for Menorah Medical Center, Overland Park, Kansas until her retirement in 2005. Earlier she was employed by the Archie School District as a bus driver. The love of her life was her kids and grandchildren and anything to do with family. She enjoyed reading, drawing, cooking, watching mystery and true crime shows and was known far and wide for her pie baking. For the last few years, Sunday’s were highlighted by joining immediate and extended family for breakfast. Juanice had lived in Archie, Missouri before moving to Harrisonville.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her son, Seth Aaron Burton and two brothers, Howard and Don Penny.
Juanice is survived by her children, Daniel H. Burton, McGregor, Iowa, David V. Helverson, Independence, Missouri, Mary R. Helverson Young, Harrisonville, Missouri, Allen N. Helverson, Archie, Missouri, Lyle D. Burton (Tricia), Adrian, Missouri; 16 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Ron Penny, Columbia, Missouri; a sister, Ladene Swatsworth, Lincoln, Nebraska; other relatives and a host of friends.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 2, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville, Missouri. Burial will be in the Dayton Cemetery, Garden City, Missouri.
The family will receive friends Saturday, January 2, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home.
The family suggest in lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Children's Mercy Hospital.