Juanita Mae Muntz, 95, of Greenfield, died Tuesday, April 7, at White Hall Nursing and Rehab. She was the oldest daughter of Cornelius and Dorothy (Woodson) Inlow, born August 24, 1924. She had a brother, Bobby and two sisters, Bertha Willene and Virginia.
She graduated from Frankford, MO. High School in 1942. While in school, she worked as a telephone operator and beautician. After graduating, she worked for the American Red Cross as a secretary. During World War II, she was employed by General Cable Co. in St. Louis as a job trainer. After the war ended, she was married to Alfred Keith Muntz, August 5, 1945 at the White Hall Baptist Parsonage by Rev. Ben Bohn. They were blessed to have spent 74 wonderful years together.
They were blessed with two children, Donald Keith (Doris Marie) Muntz of Carrollton and Doris Mae (Ronald) Vestel of Roodhouse, four grandchildren, Jeff (Missy) of Grafton, Lisa (Phil) Robinson of Jerseyville, Tony (Staci) Vestel of New Hampton, IA, Steven (Naomi) Vestel of Niceville, FL, and 11 great-grandchildren.
Keith and Juanita spent the first part of their married life on the family farm east of Berdan. In 1957, she was employed by Twin Cities Mfg. Co. for 12 years as a button-hole maker. When she retired from there, she started her own business, Muntz Upholstery and Decorating. She was employed by Lewis and Clark College as an instructor and taught classes in Upholstery. She also had a catering business that lasted for several years. She baked wedding cakes and catered weddings and events. After leaving the farm, they moved to their home in Greenfield, where they have lived for 40 years.
She is survived by her husband, children and their spouses, four grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren, a sister, Virginia Ingersoll of Diamond, IL and a cousin, Eta Mae Fertch of Center, MO, and many nieces and nephews.
Due to current regulations, a private family service will be held at Oak Wood Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Greene County Health Department, “Visiting Nurses”. Shields-Bishop Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements and online condolences can be left for the family at shields-bishopfh.com
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