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Myrtle Juanita Laird, daughter of Eugene “Gene” and Myrtle (Henderson) Sevier, was born April 15, 1925, at Beaconsfield, Ringgold County, IA.
Beaconsfield would always be Juanita’s home. She went to school in Beaconsfield; she was active in the Beaconsfield United Methodist Church, working church suppers and a member of the W.S.C.S.
On October 10, 1942, Juanita married Kenneth Lee “Ted” Laird in Albany, MO. To this marriage was born three daughters; Vivian, Sandra and Vickie. Juanita was a loving wife and mother. She loved her family, and she took great joy in providing for them. Juanita would raise a big garden and she would can throughout the summer so as to have food to serve throughout the winter. Her husband, Ted, passed away March 1, 2003. Juanita would remain on the farm until moving into Clearview Home in Mount Ayr in 2016.
Juanita passed away on April 12, 2022. She was preceded in death by her parents, Gene and Myrtle Sevier; husband, Ted; two brothers, Delbert (Daivy) Sevier and Donald (Juanita) Sevier; in-laws and their spouses including; Gerald Laird, Eugene Laird, Donald Laird, Alice Wicker, Louise Ogler, Beverly Spriggs and Shirley Stephens.
Survivors include her daughters, Vivian and Norman Bauer of Rockwell City, IA, Sandra and Raymond Whitson of Ellston, IA, Vickie and Denzel Young of Mount Ayr, IA; grandchildren, Becky Whitson (Rick Vanderflught), Jason Whitson, Brenda (Pat) Schamp, Mark Bauer, Kelly Bauer, Amber (Joe) Hayes; great grandchildren, Lee Whitson, Brianna, Nick, Kennedy Hayes; step-great grandchildren, Alicia Vanderflught (Lucas McChesney), Wyatt Schamp, Rachel (Caleb) Miller; two step-great great grandchildren; brother-in-law, Ivan Stephens of Clearfield, IA; other relatives and friends.
Services was at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, April 18, 2022 at Armstrong Funeral Home in Mount Ayr, IA.
Officiating was Rev. Rick Hawkins.
Special song was “In The Garden”.
Casketbearers were Mark Bauer, Jason Whitson, Pat Schamp, Lee Whitson, Morris Carpenter and Chuck Ver Huel.
At rest at the Maple Row Cemetery in Kellerton, IA.

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