Name: Juanita Isabell (Furgason) Davenport
From: The Daily Telegram,
Date: Sunday, April 22, 2007
TECUMSEH -- Juanita I. Davenport, 80, of Tecumseh died April 21, 2007, in Herrick Manor, Tecumseh. She was born Feb. 22, 1927, in Tecumseh, the daughter of Leonard and Leora (Gregg) Furgason. On Feb. 22, 1946, she was united in marriage with Willis Davenport and he preceded her in death on April 7, 2006.
Juanita worked as a sewing machinist for Fisher Body for over 15 years. She was a member of the Tipton Grange and was "always on the go." She enjoyed gardening, crocheting, spending time with her family and bird watching. She spent her winters in Florida.
Juanita is survived by one son, Fred Davenport of South Rockwood; two daughters, Carol (Terry Alcock) Rinehart of Britton, and Karen (Richard) Shultis of Clinton; four brothers, Milford "Bud" Furgason of Britton, Harry Furgason of Indiana, Walt (Janet) Furgason of Britton, and Jim (Connie) Furgason of Clinton; two sisters, Jean Jones of Florida and Norma (Alton) Hayford of Britton; five grandchildren, Kiersten (Phil) Ewington of Adrian, Lisa Perkins of Mason, Kimberly (Jessie) Jeffrey of Tecumseh, Jennifer (Deven) Knight of Tecumseh, and Chad (Angie) Shultis of Waterloo, and seven great-grandchildren, Damon, Elizabeth, Kylie, Jenna, Abigail, Jaylee, and Waylon Scott. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willis, parents, two brothers, and two sisters.
Services for Juanita will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 24, 2007, at the Tecumseh Chapel of Handler Funeral Homes, with Pastor Tom Uphaus officiating. Burial will be at Franklin Cemetery in Tipton. Visitation will be on Monday, April 23, 2007, at the funeral home from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. and on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Clinton United Church of Christ or Herrick Manor.