Juanita Marie Penhorwood Barnhart Boerger, age 82, of Springfield, formerly of West Mansfield, died Saturday, June 16, 2012, at the Springfield Regional Medical Center with her family at her side following several years of health complications.
Juanita was retired from the Benjamin Logan School District where she was employed as a school cook for many years. Remembered as a wonderful cook and well known for her pies, she also cooked for the West Mansfield Lions Club and Camp Willson and served as a home health aide to many through the years. She was a faithful member and active volunteer with the Springfield First Christian Church and was a former longtime member of the West Mansfield Church of Christ. She graduated from Rushsylvania High School in 1948. Always a pet lover, Juanita especially appreciated the companionship of her current cat, “Tiger”. Though she endured much pain, Juanita possessed an optimistic outlook and always had a smile to share.
She was born May 1, 1930 at home near Titus Corners, near Zanesfield, to the late Kenneth and Mae Ramsey Penhorwood. She married Lester Barnhart on January 8, 1949, in Greenup, KY, and he preceded her in death on January 12, 1961. She married her second husband, Sinclair Boerger, on December 31, 1963, and he preceded her in death on March 17, 1970. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Leo Penhorwood.
Survivors include her devoted children, Kathleen (Ken) Pritchard, Marion; Beverly (Frank) Jones, Ashley; Bonnie (Rod) Lease, Kenton; Tami (Vic) Deere, Belle Center; and Philip Boerger, Springfield; 12 grandchildren, Marty Pritchard, Beth Pritchard, Danessa (Matt) Jones Higgins, Tony (Dawn) Jones, Jeff Jones, Derrick (Amber) Jones, George (Kristie) Kinney, Adam (Gretchen) Kinney, Opey Potts, Levi Deere, Andrew Boerger, and Savannah Boerger; 19 great-grandchildren; many cousins; and her church families.
Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 19, 2012, at Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home, West Mansfield. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at the West Mansfield Church of Christ. David Augustus will officiate and burial will take place at Ridgeway Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Springfield First Christian Church or the West Mansfield Church of Christ in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed at www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.