Joni Lee Junkins

Joni Lee Junkins, 46, of Montrose, Iowa, passed away at 1:50 a.m. Monday, April 10, 2023, at her home in Montrose.

She was born on March 30, 1977, in Burlington, Iowa, the daughter of Charles and Nancy (Anderson) Stewart. On September 26, 2015, she married Jeff Junkins in Montrose, Iowa.

Survivors include her husband: Jeff; Parents: Charlie and Nancy Stewart; brother: Bill (Jenny) Stewart; sister: Stacy Stewart; step-daughter: Ashley (Brandon) Ruffcorn; grandchildren: Brody Ruffcorn, Brylee Ruffcorn, Brock Ruffcorn; nieces and nephews: Brayden Jordan, Kelsie Stewart, Cameron Stewart and mother-in-law: Sandy Junkins. Also surviving are several aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents.

Joni was a 1995 graduate of Central Lee High School. She was a member of the Zion Mennonite Church in Donnellson. She co-owned and operated “Trendy Looks” in Montrose. Joni enjoyed being outdoors, helping Jeff mow parks in Montrose and tending to her flowers. Most of all, she cared for her family and loved spending time with them.

Her body has been entrusted to the crematory of Schmitz Funeral Home for cremation.

A private family celebration of life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been in established in her memory for Montrose Parks and can be mailed to: Jeff Junkins, 211 North 6th Street, Montrose, Iowa 52639.

Schmitz Funeral Home of Donnellson is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made to the family at