Juanita Preston

Friday, April 1, 2005

E. Juanita Preston, 91, of Arnold, Mo., died Wednesday, March 30, 2005, at Woodland Manor Nursing Center in Arnold.

She was born July 19, 1913, at Morehouse, Mo., daughter of James and Minnie Lancaster Moore. She and Rodney Truex Preston were married Nov. 27, 1935, at Portageville, Mo. He died Oct. 10, 1977.

Preston owned and operated Neats Antiques since the 1960s, and prior to that was a bookkeeper at Missouri Utilities more than eight years. She and her husband owned and operated the former Preston Neon Sign Co. in Cape Girardeau more than 25 years. She was a member of First Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sons, Rodger Preston of Granbury, Texas, Bruce Preston of West Plains, Mo.; a daughter, Rhonda Ford of Arnold; and five grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.

Friends may call at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home from 4 to 8 p.m. today.

The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Cape County Memorial Park.