Juanita Pauline Riley Walker, daughter of the late Arthur Lawrence and Lillian Morlan Myers, was born in Hahn, Missouri on February 20, 1928, and passed away at the Monticello House in Jackson, Missouri on February 10, 2016, at the age of 87 years, 11 months and 21 days.
Juanita had lived in Essex and Advance for many years. She had worked as a cook at the Hornet's Nest Restaurant and was of the Baptist faith.
On December 21, 1946, she married Melvin Junior Riley in Piggott, Arkansas. He preceded her in death on May 9, 1994. She later married Walter Leon Walker and he preceded her in death on October 22, 1997.
Surviving are one son, Dean Riley of Fruitland, Missouri; two daughters, Paula Sue Gregori of Jackson, Missouri, Carla Riley of Advance, Missouri; four grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and one brother, Carl Myers of Pevely, Missouri. Other relatives and friends also survive. She was preceded in death by one son, Roger Dale Riley; one brother, Leo Myers; and one sister, Lorene Kennedy Tidwell.
Friends may call after 10:00 am on Saturday, February 13, 2016, at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter, Missouri.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 13, 2016, at 11:00 am at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter, Missouri.
Interment will follow in the Essex Cemetery in Essex, Missouri. Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter, Missouri in charge of all arrangements.