Juanita M. Bell, 72, of Milton died at 9 A.M. Wednesday April 24, 2013 at Kavanagh House, Des Moines. She was born Nov. 25, 1940 at Mediapolis to Alva W. and Anna Hill Black and married Clifford G. Bell Jan. 28, 1961 in Davenport. He died Nov. 27, 2011. Juanita graduated from Mediapolis High School and was a homemaker. She and Clifford moved to Milton in 1973.
Surviving are a son, Michael Bell (Myleen) of Winterset, 5 grandchildren, Jamie Walker (Holly) of Milton, Jessica Walker of Sioux Falls, SD and Jordan, Austin and Cooper Bell of Winterset, 2 great grandchildren, Hayden and Braison Walker of Milton and a brother Kenneth Black of Burlington.
In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter, Kimberly Walker and 2 brothers, Alva Jr. and Robert Black.
Her body has been cremated. A memorial service will be held at 11 A.M. Friday May 3, 2013 at Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua, Pastor Kevin Mote officiating. Visitation will open at 8 A.M. with the family present 10-11 A.M. prior to the service. Private burial of cremains will be at a later date in Sunnyside Cemetery, Milton. Memorials to Russell-Strait Post No. 483, American Legion or Milton Christian Church may be left at the funeral home or mailed to the family at 2305 151st Court, Winterset, IA 50273.