Juanita Bakehorn, 90

Juanita Mae Bakehorn, 90, of rural Wabash, died at 3:20 am, Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at Miller's Merry Manor East in Wabash. 

She was born Jan. 7, 1926 in Wabash County, to Roland A. and Demma (Sharp) Hiner.

Juanita was a 1944 graduate of Wabash High School. She married Harold E. Bakehorn in Wabash, on June 15, 1947; he died April 8, 1985. Juanita worked at General Tire in Wabash, and was a respiratory therapist at Wabash County Hospital, retiring after 25 years. She was a member of the Wabash V.F.W. Auxilary since 1952, and a member of the Wabash County Genealogical Society.  

She is survived by her son, Ronald (Kathy) Bakehorn of Wabash; four grandchildren, Robert (Andrea) Bakehorn, Heather (Alan) Bolen, both of Wabash, Valorie (David) Payne of Albion, and Bejay (Elizabeth) Kelly of Alpharetta, Ga.; nine great-grandchildren. 

She was also preceded in death by her parents, one daughter, brother, Willis Hiner, two sisters, Martha Crouch, and Barbara Lewis.

Graveside services and burial will be 10:30 am, Saturday, July 23, 2016 at Gardens of Memory Cemetery, Marion, with Pastor Jim Miller officiating. Friends may call 4 - 7 pm, Friday at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave, Wabash.

Preferred memorial is Wabash County Genealogical Society.

The memorial guest book for Juanita  may be signed at


Posted on 2016 Jul 19