Juanita Huffman, 70, Independence, Mo., passed away July 24, 2009 at her residence.

Juanita Huffman, 70, Independence, Mo., passed away July 24, 2009 at her residence.

Juanita retired from Bank of America after 23 years of service.

Juanita was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence J. and Verna (Finley) Steele, and a brother Clarence Leroy Steele. Surviving her are two children; Jeffrey Gaumer and wife Diane of Lee’s Summit, Mo., and Jodi Mudd and husband Bradley A. Mudd of Independence, Mo. Also surviving are siblings, Geneva Fimple and husband “Bud,” Doris Langton, and husband Hugh, John Steele and wife Margaret, Don Steele and wife Melinda, and Sister-in-law Charlotte Steel, along with 12 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

The family would like to send special thanks to Vitas Hospice Nurse, Janet Hollands for her loving care.

There will be a visitation held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday July 28, at Heartland Cremation and Burial Society, 6113 Blue Ridge Blvd, Raytown, MO, with a funeral service to follow at 2 p.m. Memorial contributions should be made to Vitas Hospice, 4041 S. Lynn Court Dr., Suite 300, Independence, MO 64055. Arrangements, Heartland Cremation & Burial Society 816-313-1677.