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Juanita Henthorne-Kelly (Phillips)

April 12, 1934 - March 18, 2009

Memorial service will be at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 24, at Sweet Home Funeral Chapel.

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Juanita Henthorne-Kelly, age 74, of Sweet Home passed away Wednesday. She was born in Corsicana, Texas to Aaron Clifford and Lillie Lee (Weatherford) Phillips.

Juanita married her childhood sweetheart, Elijah Henthorne, on October 16, 1950 when they were both 16. They moved to Sweet Home to start their new life and family in 1951. They raised two sons and two daughters on a ranch in Crawfordsville.

After Elijah’s passing, Juanita married Rody LeRoy Kelly on June 5, 1981. They made their home in the Wiley Creek area.

She was a Southern Baptist. She loved country music, her dogs, and crocheting. She also enjoyed fishing, camping, and riding around in the mountains.

Juanita is survived by her husband, Rody LeRoy Kelly; children, Melissa and her husband, Rick, Autry, Jack Henthorne, Ron and his wife, Lea, Henthorne, Karen and her husband, Jeremy, Orr 151 (all of Sweet Home), and Brenda Hollenbeck; stepsons, Ricky Kelly, Stan Kelly, and Travis Kelly; sisters, Jaydean Shaw of Yuma Arizona and Josephine Hartwell of Bonham, Texas; 22 grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren; one great great grandchild due April 6th; and many many nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Elijah Henthorne, on July 23, 1980; her parents, Aaron and Lillie Weatherford Phillips; her sister, Dorothy Henthorne, in 2001; and her brother, Aaron Phillips, Jr., in 2007.

Memorial service will be at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 24, at Sweet Home Funeral Chapel.

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling services.