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Juanita Rubie Seaton
Tahlequah Daily Press
Tahlequah, Oklahoma
November 16, 2010
Submitted by: Jo Aguirre

Funeral services for Juanita Rubie Seaton were held on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010, at 1 p.m., at the Reed-Culver Funeral Chapel with Rev. Tom McDonald officiating. Interment took place at New Home Cemetery in Peggs.

Pallbearers for Juanita were Bill Eatmon, Tom Brown, Luke Barnes, Albert Ryans, Lonnie Dean Weaver, and Chauncy Rotenberry. Honorary pallbearers were Lloyd Weaver and G.P. Sutter.

Juanita Rubie Seaton was born on Dec. 6, 1916, in Tahlequah, the daughter of Richard and Mary Elizabeth (Davis) Marrs. She attended school at New Home, Bethel, and Elm Grove. On Oct. 5, 1936 she married Arie Seaton in Peggs. This union was blessed with eleven children and 40 years of marriage.

Juanita worked hard her entire life caring for her family. She worked in the garden and canned her relish, homemade vegetable soup, and fantastic jam. She was a great cook, and her family remembers sitting down to enjoy her biscuits, cornbread, and blackberry pie. She enjoyed quilting, embroidery, and making dream catchers and key rings.

Juanita took time each day to read her Bible. Juanita had a feisty spirit coupled with a kind and loving heart. She never learned to drive but that never stopped her from walking for miles to take a sick child to the doctor or to do the grocery shopping. Everything she did was for her children and grandchildren. Any extra she had was taken to a neighbor or friend in need. She was proud of her Keetoowah heritage and loved to hear hymns sung in the Cherokee language.

A Christian by faith, Juanita attended Baptist churches whenever time allowed. The Lord called Juanita to her eternal home on Nov. 12, 2010, at 10:35 a.m., in Tahlequah, with her family at her side. Juanita was 93 years young.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Arie in 1976; two beloved sons, Edgar and Harold Dean; three brothers, Ben, Ellis, and Edgar Marrs; and two sisters, June Craft, and Mary Sanford.

Those left to cherish her memory include two sons, Charley Seaton of Tahlequah and Lonnie Seaton and wife Kim of Orlando, Fla. Her seven loving daughters include Arlene Wolford of Tahlequah, Margaret Morse of Tahlequah, Ruth Eatmon and husband Bill of Bailey, N.C., Georgia Seaton of Pryor, Emma Brown and husband Tom of Ocala, Fla., Patricia Weaver and husband Lloyd of McIntosh, Ala., and Lynn Rotenberry of Pryor. Juanita's legacy lives on in her 33 grandchildren, 35 great grandchildren, her many nieces, nephews, cousins as well as a host of friends and loved ones.

Reed-Culver Funeral Home, 117 W. Delaware, 456-2551.

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