Juanita June Archer, 86, of Piedmont, MO, passed away Sunday, August 9, 2020, at her residence. She was born May 7, 1934, in Piedmont, to parents Clarence and Pearl (Lloyd) Jackson.
Juanita was a loving wife, sister, aunt, and friend. She was married to Thomas Gene Stevenson in 1954 until his passing in 1973. Juanita met Jerry Dave Archer in church and on July 25, 1993 they married. Juanita was a true caregiver in every way. She loved children and enjoyed working as a Teacher’s Aide at Clearwater School District for many years. She enjoyed animals and flowers. Juanita was a devoted Christian and was of the Non-Denominational faith. She enjoyed singing locally with her sisters, Mitzy and Vada, known as the Jackson Sisters. They traveled to Wagner, OK to sing. Juanita also loved to yodel.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her first husband, Thomas Stevenson; brothers: Gene, Bill, George, Bob, and Frank Jackson; sisters: Mitzy Elridge, and Francis Grove.
Juanita is survived by her loving husband of twenty-seven years; step-children: David Archer and wife Cherin of Jackson, Amy Ridley and husband John of MD, Bethany Stepp and husband Jonathon of NC, Lori Archer of Cape Girardeau; many step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; sister, Vada Neagles and husband Charles of Piedmont; many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.
Visitation was held at 1:00 pm, Monday, August 10, 2020, at Ruegg Funeral Home, Piedmont Chapel. Funeral service followed at 2:00 pm, also in the Piedmont Chapel. Pastor Doug Collison ministered to the family. Norman Jackson, David Archer, Alec Archer, Tony Waller, Dwight Pflueger, and Virgil Null served as pallbearers. Burial was in Masonic Cemetery. Online condolences can be made at www.rueggfuneralhomes.com
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