OBITUARY - MARY "JUANITA" (HAYDEN) SEVIER
Mary Juanita HAYDEN was born July 29, 1915 to Arthur and Mary (SPEELMAN) HAYDEN near Knowlton, Iowa. She departed this
life March 25, 2002 in the Clearview Home in Mount Ayr, Iowa.
Juanita was raised around the Knowlton and Diagonal communities. She attended school in Knowlton and Diagonal where she
graduated with the class of 1936.
On January 28, 1936, she was united in marriage to Donald SEVIER. To this union were born two daughters, Patricia and
Juanita was a farm wife for many years making their home in Beaconsfield, Iowa community. She taught Sunday school, loved
to garden and raise flowers and also did lots of hand work.
Don and Juanita moved to Mount Ayr in 1963 where she was employed at the Clearview Home for over 20 years.
She was preceded in death by her husband Don; a grandson Don VerHEUL; her parents; and two sisters, Dorothy BLACK and
She will be greatly missed by her family, daughters Pat VerHEUL and husband Charles of Altoona, Iowa and Mary CARPENTER
and husband Morris of Redding, Iowa; seven grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; sisters, Mildred WHITED of Creston,
Iowa and Georgia ANDREWS of Cheyenne, Wyoming; sisters-in-law, Davey SEVIER of Mount Ayr and Juanita LAIRD and husband
Kenneth of Beaconsfield; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral services were held Thursday, March 28, 2002 at Wilson-Watson & Armstrong Funeral Home in Mount Ayr with Reverend
Charles HAWKINS officiating. Musicians were Nancy SACKETT, Mary TRULLINGER and Melanie KNAPP. Casket bearers were Jim
BRYANT, Harold CARPENTER, Kenneth BRYANT, Chuck VerHUEL, Raymond WHITSON and Dale WALTERS.
Juanita was laid to rest in the Oakland Cemetery, Shannon City, Iowa.
Transciption by Sharon R. Becker, June of 2010
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