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Juanita Walters Reed
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Juanita Walters Reed, 91, of Charleston passed away April 6 at Hubbard Hospice House after a short illness.

Juanita was born on Aug. 9, 1927 in Charleston, WV. Following graduation from Stonewall Jackson High School in 1944, she attended James Madison College in Harrisonburg, VA. Later she continued her education at Morris Harvey College in Charleston from which she graduated in 1955. She also earned a Masters Degree in School Counseling from Marshall University.

Juanita taught in Kanawha County Schools for 32 years which included  22 years teaching math at John Adams Junior High & 4 years as a counselor at East Bank Junior High. As an avid lover of travel, Juanita began in the 1960’s organizing & chaperoning groups of students who traveled in the summer throughout Europe for the American Institute of Foreign Studies. These experiences provided lifelong memories for many young people.

After retiring, Juanita became an enthusiastic & talented quilter. Since 1987, she has been an active member of the Kanawha Valley Quilt Guild. As a member of the National Quilting Association, she served as both First & Second Vice Presidents over the years. She received the WV Women’s Art Award for her exquisite quilting which often hung on the walls of the Cultural Center. She often gave her beautiful quilts as gifts to her family & friends.

Juanita is preceded in death by her parents Clella Mae & Chester Robert Walters, her husband Thomas B. Reed Jr., her sister Barbara Howell (Robert), & her brother Robert Walters (Barbara).

Juanita is survived by her sister Pat Weiford (Bob) of Winfield, her sons Thomas B. Reed lll of Pittsburgh, PA, Chris Reed (Kit) of Charleston, her daughter Kathi Reed (Paul Nadas), and 3 grandchildren Heather Pratt Peterson (Cameron) of High Point, NC, Allison MCComas Dittebrand (Adam) of Charlotte, NC, and Ethan Reed of Charleston. She has 5 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews that she has enjoyed throughout her life.

Juanita will be greatly missed by many friends & family.

Funeral Service will be 1 PM Tuesday April 16, 2019 at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Charleston with The Rev. Marquita L. Hutchens, officiating.  Burial will follow at Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes.  Visitation will be held 1 hour prior to the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Manna Meal, 1105 Quarrier St., Charleston, WV, 25301.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.barlowbonsall.com .

Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston has been entrusted with the arrangements.

 

Condolences

Sharon Rectenwald , Posted on 14 Apr 2019
Milford, Connecticut
I am so sorry to hear about Aunt Juanita passing. I send thoughts and prayers to the family. Will donate to Manna Meal in her name.
Kanawha Co. Retired School Employees , Posted on 15 Apr 2019
Charleston, West Virginia
The West Virginia and Kanawha County Associations of Retired School Employees extend their sincere sympathy to you, the family, in your sorrow. Blessings to all.
Kim Dankovich-Taylor , Posted on 15 Apr 2019
Dunbar, West Virginia
My sincere condolences to the family on Juanita’s passing. I worked with her for many years at the Kanawha County Public Library coordinating a quilt display at the Main Library in Charleston each summer.The exhibit was something both patrons and staff looked forward to every year. Her legacy has continued. Thank you, Juanita.
Brian Wilson , Posted on 15 Apr 2019
Colorado Springs, Colorado
I am so sorry to hear of Mrs. Reed\'s passing! She was the best math teacher I ever had - she made algebra fun and gave me much more confidence in my mathematical abilities. She went above and beyond for her students and I was blessed to have her! More importantly, she was a wonderful woman and cared for our well-being! \"Thank you Mrs. Reed for all that you did for me to make me the man I am today!\" The tragic part is that I never told her in person! God Bless You!
Bonnie Browning , Posted on 29 Apr 2019
Paducah, Kentucky
Sending sympathy to the family of Juanita Reed. I worked with Juanita on the National Quilting Association shows. She was fun to be around and we worked hard together on the NQA shows. So sorry for your loss.