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Juanita Utter – 76 – from Argos

October 13, 2011

Juanita  Utter, 76, of 17035 Michigan Road , Argos, IN  passed away  at 4:00 AM, on Thursday, October 13, 2011 in the Center for Hospice Care of Elkhart .

She  was born in Rochester on July 3, 1935,  to Dole and Reba Wagoner Clemans.  She was one of 12 children, and was a life  time resident of Fulton and Marshall counties.

On April 6, 1952, Juanita and Richard Utter were married.  Later they divorced.

Juanita worked as  a clerk at R.R. Donnelleys of Warsaw for 35 years.  She was a former member of the LeRoy Shelton American Legion  and the Veterans of Foreign War Auxiliaries.

Juanita will be lovingly remembered by her companion Bob Bauman, at home

6 daughters, Laura Hawkins  & husband Wayne of Warsaw

Rita Utter of Fort Wayne

Shelly King  & husband Michael of Burkett

Kathy Blauser  of Warsaw

Brenda Utter of Etna Green

Tina  Becker  & husband Jeff of Culver

a son, Rodney Utter & wife  Donna  of Warsaw.

7 grandchildren

3 great  grandchildren

6 sisters,Barbara Reese and companion  Norm Steinman of Bourbon

Loretta Miller & husband Robert of Alabama

Mary Hammonds & husband Larry of Claypool

Norma Bolen & husband Delbert of Palestine Lake

Sue Miller & husband John of Peru

Cindy Burnworth and husband Tom of Claypool

3 brothers, Carlton Clemans of Lancaster Ca

Larry Isley and wife Edith of Logansport

Max Isley and wife Eileen of Claypool

numerous nieces and nephews also survive.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a grandson Ryan Utter and 2 brothers Billy Isley and Kenny Isley

A celebration of the life of Juanita Utter will be at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, October 17, 2011  in the  Good Family Funeral Home,  1200 W. 18th St., Rochester,  with Rev. Phil Prat officiating.   Friends may visit with the family from 2-6  p.m.  on Sunday and one hour prior the service in the funeral home.

Interment will be in the  Rochester IOOF Cemetery .

Electronic expressions of sympathy may be made to Juanita’s family at