Aug. 1, 1918 - Dec. 29, 2007
AVON — Juanita E. Mathews, 89, of Avon, died Saturday at the Avon Oaks Nursing Home in Avon following a long illness.
Mathews was born in Huron, Ohio on Aug. 1, 1918. She was a graduate of Huron High School, class of 1935, and from the Frances Payne School of Nursing. She began her career in practical nursing, serving the counties health districts of Erie, Lorain and Knox. She retried in 1978. A recognized expert in the field of elementary school health education, she was published in several professional magazines.
Following her retirement, she enjoyed her Winter Park, Fla., home for 29 years before returning home to be near her family.
She is survived by her caregivers, nephews Doug Mathews, of Lorain, Chase Heyman, of Norwalk, and a niece, Dawn Moreno, also of Lorain.
She was preceded in death by her parents, DeLacy and Jennie M. (nee Thomson) Mathews, brothers William and Calvin Mathews.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Scott Cemetery, Huron-Avery Road in Huron, Ohio.
The family suggest that memorial contributions may be made to the Avon Oaks Activity Program, 37800 French Creek Road, Avon, Ohio, 44011 in her memory.
The Schwartz, Spence, Boyer & Cool Home For Funerals is handling the arrangements.
Online condolences may be made at www.boyer-cool.com