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Edith Juanita Wimmer

Edith Juanita Wimmer, 87, of Hawesville passed over August 20, 2022 to be with her Lord and Savior. She was born, January 29, 1935 to the late Essie King and Dallas Phelps, who was killed in a construction accident when she was very young. Juanita was preceded in death by her mother Essie King, stepfather, George King, and daughter Suzanne Wimmer.

Those who remain to cherish her memory include her husband of 71 years, Donn Wimmer, son Steve Wimmer of Hawesville, daughters Linda Dillon of Owensboro, Jennifer Wimmer of Cullowhee, North Carolina, sister Donna Phelps of Owensboro and brother Charles King, Hawesville.
   Juanita and Donn have five grandchildren: Kristina Gravett (Kevin) Crescent Springs, Kentucky, Ashley d’Olivera, Republic, Missouri, and Cedar Wimmer, Jiah Case, and Arwen Wimmer, of North Carolina, along with four great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Juanita was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, known affectionately as “NeeNee” and Grandmama.  She was a devout Christian and loved reading her Bible daily. She was a long-standing member of the Hawesville Baptist Church where she was a former choir member for years.
   Juanita’s main goal in life was her children and she remained a homemaker for the majority of her life. She also worked at the Hancock County Property Valuation office and later with the Hancock Clarion.
   Juanita had a wonderful and friendly charismatic personality that brought her many close friends and admirers. She led the Hancock County Girl Scouts for years and loved playing Bunco with her dear friends.

Juanita was blessed with many athletic abilities. She played with the church softball team and began playing golf, with the encouragement of her husband Donn, when she was in her forties. Juanita soon began bringing home trophies winning six golf tournaments. She captured the Women’s Windward Heights Club Championship in 1981 and 1983.

In Juanita’s younger years, she choreographed and performed with dance groups and was an actress in many local Hancock County Dinner Theatres.  Donn and Juanita began a courtship while in Hawesville High School and were married in 1951. They celebrated their 71st Anniversary this past June 30, 2022.
  Juanita will be dearly missed by her family and loving friends.

A funeral service was held for Juanita Wimmer at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 23, at Hawesville Baptist Church. Final resting place was at Serenity Hills Cemetery in Hawesville.
   Visitation was at the Hawesville Baptist Church Monday, August 22 from 5-8.
   Expressions of sympathy are appreciated in the form of contributions to the Hawesville Baptist Church, 310 Main Street, Hawesville, KY, 42348.

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