Juanita Ellen McNeely, 78, of Taylorville died at 9:47 am Saturday, September 21, 2013, at her residence.


She was born April 14, 1935 in Rural Chrisman, IL the daughter of Andrew and Shannon Katherine Hale Jensen.  On September 13, 1953 she married William “Dale” McNeely in Chrisman.  Juanita was a charter member of Taylorville Christian Church, a member of Taylorville Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, and was a co-owner at Kinsella, McNeely, Ryan and Markwell Insurance in Taylorville. Juanita was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother who loved spending time with her family, friends, and serving her Lord and Savior.


She is survived by her husband: Dale McNeely of Taylorville, Sons: Michael Dale McNeely and wife Karen of Bel Air, MD, and Gary Allen McNeely and wife Mary Elizabeth of Taylorville.  Brother: Robert Dean Jensen and wife Venita Ann of Taylorville, Brother-in-law: Charles McNeely and wife Jane of Orlando, FL and Sister-in-law: Barbara Pew and husband Ken of Atlanta, GA. Grandchildren: Kristina Lamanna and husband Phil, Daniel McNeely and wife Sarah, Andrew McNeely and wife Janet, Ryan Flanders and wife Meghan, Ryan McNeely and wife Kristen, Lauren Bredehoeft and husband Joe, and Erin Bromley and husband Zach.  Great Grandchildren: L.J. Hanson, Fionna Suslee, Adam Lamanna, Caleb McNeely, Thea Suslee, Gabriella Lamanna, Cal Bromley, Noah McNeely, Adelyn McNeely, and Sloan Bromley.


Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 am Tuesday, September 24 at Taylorville Christian Church with Rev. Larry Doggett officiating.  Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm Monday, September 23 at Taylorville Christian Church.


Memorials may be made to: Vision Way Christian School, 1124 N. Webster, Taylorville, IL  62568.


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