---- — Juanita McClerren, 84, of Mt. Vernon, was called home to be with her Lord and Savior at 12:31 p.m. Friday, May 3, 2013, at the Good Samaritan Regional Health Center in Mt. Vernon.
She was born in Alamo, Ga., the second eldest of six children, on March 13, 1929, the daughter of Opal Hayes and Michael “Mac” McCullough. She married Bueford McClerren on Nov. 7, 1946, whom she met at church.
She most recently resided in Mt. Vernon with Bueford. She worked at Humpty Dumpty Nursery, Wilson’s Cabinets and most recently, Fazolis Restaurant where she was lovingly referred to as “the breadstick lady”. Juanita was an accomplished seamstress and embroiderer. She enjoyed baking, gardening, bible study and spending time with her grandchildren. She was a member of the Union Freewill Baptist Church in Thompsonville.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three siblings, Olen McCullough, Virginia Mummert and Gary McCullough; and a daughter, Norma McClerren.
She is survived by her husband, Bueford McClerren of Mt. Vernon; a daughter, Judy Jones of Mt. Vernon; five grandchildren, Jen and Farrin Melton of Mt. Vernon, Steve and Kendra Kashycke of Fairview Heights, Devin and Chad Morgan of Mt. Vernon, Chad and Becky Jones of Louisville, Ky. and Morgan Nelson of Mt. Vernon; nine great-grandchildren, Sheridan and Addison Melton, Gabe Kashycke, Cadence and Ethan Morgan, Abel and Silas Nelson and Paisley and Javin Jones; a brother, Marshall and Eloise McCullough of Thompsonville; and a sister, Ella Jean McClerren of Thompsonville.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. today at the Union Freewill Baptist Church near Thompsonville with the Rev. David Milburn and the Rev. Ivan Ryan officiating. Burial will be in the McCann Cemetery next to the church. Visitation was held from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 6, at the Parker - Reedy Funeral Home in West Frankfort.
Memorial contributions may be made to the McCann Cemetery and will be accepted at the funeral home. For more information or to sign the guest register visit www.parkerreedyfuneralhome.com