Anna “Juanita” Pyatt (nee Wilkinson) of Cherryville, Missouri was born September 19, 1929 in Davisville, Missouri to Lavern and Elsie Brown Wilkinson and passed away Friday, November 1, 2019 at the age of 90 years, 1 month and 13 days.
On November 3, 1946 she was married Noah Pyatt.
Juanita was employed at Brown Shoe Company for several years and attended Center Ridge Pentecostal Church. Juanita enjoyed sewing, embroidering quilts, reading, traveling and watching the St. Louis Cardinals on TV.
During her years in the nursing home, she looked forward to playing Bingo, her gardening, cooking and book clubs. Juanita also served on the Council at the nursing home which she thought was an honor. Throughout the years, she loved listening to gospel music.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Lavern and Elsie Wilkinson; husband, Noah Pyatt; infant granddaughter, Shelly Beth Gibbs; sister, Freda (Loyd) Hunter; brothers, Clyde (Pat) Wilkinson, Kenneth (Doris) Wilkinson, Tim (Rilma) Wilkinson and Plas (Jean) Wilkinson; brothers-in-law; Rance Medlock, Esco (Eula) Pyatt, Otto (Martha) Pyatt, Lushen (Alice) Pyatt and John Pyatt; and sisters-in-law, Della (Ray) Dicus, Haley (John) Tidwell, Nellie (Homer) Gault, Irene (Willie) Bryant and Thena (William) Dotson.
She is survived by her sons, Gary (Judy) Pyatt of Wildwood, Missouri and Robert (Rhonda) Pyatt of Davisville, Missouri; daughters, Phyllis (Tom) Gibbs of Viburnum, Missouri and Shannon (Patrick) Schmidt of Woodbridge, Virginia; grandchildren, Col. Kirk (Kim) Gibbs, Col. Anthony (Stephanie) Gibbs, Dr. Kyle (Amy) Gibbs, Major Miciah (Leah) Pyatt, Lauryn (Chris) Vogt, Zack Pyatt, Connor Schmidt and Ethan Schmidt; great grandchildren, Tyler, Kelsey, Ryan, Emelia, Ella, Kyleigh, Karissa, Keaton, Karson, Callen and Abraham; sister, Lois Medlock of Davisville, Missouri; brother, Leon Wilkinson of Cuba, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 5-8 p.m. on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 10, 2019 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri with Rev. Bob Coleman and Pastor Harrison Brown officiating with Miciah Pyatt reading the obituary. Special music of “Beulah Land” and a medley of songs was sung by Bob and Carol Coleman with accompaniment by Shirley Brown on piano. Other music of “Come Spring” was sung by Kyle Gibbs and “Amazing Grace” was sung by Sherry Hensley. Memories were shared by Kyle Gibbs, Zack Pyatt, Anthony Gibbs and Kirk Gibbs.
Committal prayer by Pastor Harrison Brown and interment were in the Davisville Cemetery, Davisville, Missouri.
Casket bearers were Col. Kirk Gibbs, Col. Anthony Gibbs, Dr. Kyle Gibbs, Zack Pyatt, Maj. Miciah Pyatt, Lauryn Vogt, Ethan Schmidt and Connor Schmidt.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home of Steelville, Missouri.