Juanita O. Retter

Graveside services for Juanita Retter, 91, Lawrence, will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Clinton Cemetery.

Mrs. Retter died Sunday, May 5, 2013, at Brandon Woods at Alvamar. She was born Mar. 23, 1922, in Harris, Kan. (Anderson County), the daughter of George E. and Luttie Wyatt Fisher.

She was a homemaker, a store owner and clerk at Retter Grocery, and later a clerk at George’s Hobby Shop. She enjoyed camping and fishing.

She married Kenneth G. Retter on Dec. 31, 1946, in Kiro, Kan. He preceded her in death. Survivors include two sons, Jerry Retter, and Kenneth E. Retter and wife Karen, all of Lawrence; five grandchildren, Branden Retter, Alisha Christian, Monica Retter, Cassidy Retter, and Ken Retter Jr.; five great grandchildren, Cobin Retter, Taisha Retter, Cameron Retter, Savannah Christian, and Caroline Christian; and good friend Shirley Valentine-Wynes, Lawrence.

Mrs. Retter will lie in state from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.

The family would like to thank the staff of Brandon Woods at Alvamar for their excellent care of Juanita.

Messages & Condolences

From Sandy Clark...

I just saw the notice of Juanita’s passing. I was very close to Juanita during her time working at LMH in the late 70’s. We stayed in contact for many years. After she moved to the country we lost touch, but did see each other from time to time in Lawrence. I loved her smile and wonderful sense of humor. She was a wonderful friend. Know I am thinking of you and yours at this time.


From Mary K. Morris (DeCoste)...

My prayers are with her entire family. I will miss my antiquing friend and the fun we had together. May God’s love bring peace to all who loved her.

From Linda Motter...

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. She was a jewel. A very special lady. Linda Motter

From Charles & Debra Vray...

Kenny, So sorry to here about your mom’s passing. She was a great lady and will miss her so much. Chuck & Debbie Bray.

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