Juanita Mae Stewart
Juanita Mae Stewart, 84, of Malta Bend, formerly of Kansas City, died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018, at her home.
Born July 21, 1934, in rural Prim, Ark., she was the daughter of the late Louis Cole and Myrtle Ora Thomas Everett. On March 20, 1951, in Mountain View, Ark., she married Urbane E. “Ben” Stewart, who preceded her in death on March 2, 2011. She lived in the Kansas City area most of her life and was a member of the Souls Harbour Church in Independence.
Survivors include two sons, Bob Stewart (Laura) of rural Malta Bend and Gary Stewart (Mary) of Kansas City; one daughter-in-law, JoMarie Belfonte Stewart of Independence; 13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; two brothers, L.D. Everett of Mountain View, Ark., and Wayne Everett of Lee’s Summit; and several nieces and nephews, as well as other extended family members.
In addition to her husband, Ben, and her parents, Juanita was preceded in death by two sons, Kenny Stewart and Ernie Stewart; and a twin sister, Willita, in infancy.