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Juanita Reavis

June 18, 1925 — October 14, 2018

Juanita Reavis

Juanita Jane (Allott) Reavis

Age 93 of Wilmington, passed away Sunday, October 14, 2018 at Beecher Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Born June 18, 1925 in Wilmington, Juanita Jane was a daughter of Albert, Sr. and Millie (Joyner) Allott. She was raised and educated in Wilmington and graduated from Wilmington High School with the class of 1943. Juanita went onto Cosmetology school and worked as a beautician for Truly Yours Beauty Nook in downtown Wilmington for many years. On October 6, 1957 Juanita married Robert Newton Reavis in Chillicothe, Illinois and together they made their home and raised a family in Wilmington.

Juanita was a devoted member of the First United Methodist Church in Wilmington. Along with being a beautician she also worked as a lunch lady at Booth Central School. In her free time she enjoyed reading, cooking and knitting. Juanita's favorite times were always spent with her family.

Survivors include her children; Dennis (Grace) Reavis of Wilmington and GayleAnn Reavis of Crescent City; grandchildren: Gregory (Kayla) Reavis of Troy, Missouri and Daphne Reavis (Dustin Hughes) of Springfield; great-granddaughter: Kendall Reavis; sister-in-law: Delores Allott of Chillicothe, and numerous nieces and nephews including Terry (Dyna) Martin of Texas and Sandy (Dick) Wessell of Oregon.

Juanita was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Robert, on December 7, 2010; brothers: Albert Allott, Jr., Leroy Joyner Allott, Thomas Harold Martin and Lowell Martin; sisters: Bonnie Allott and Mabel Martin Scivally.

Cremation rites were accorded.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Wilmington. Juanita will then be laid to rest with her husband at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood on Monday, June 17, 2019.

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Cremation services and memorial arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Baskerville Funeral Home in Wilmington. (815-476-2181)

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