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Juanita M. PembertonPassing: June 8, 2012


Chastain Funeral Home

Tuesday,Jun.12,2012, 10:30 am


Chastain Funeral Home

Monday,Jun.11,2012, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Tuesday,Jun.12,2012, 09:30 am - 10:30 am


Mitchell Cemetery


MITCHELL Juanita M. Pemberton, 80, passed away at 3:28 a.m. Friday, June 8, 2012, at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born February 12, 1932 she was the daughter of Clayton and Helen (Bartlett) Tow. She married Winfred J. “Wink” Pemberton August 14, 1948, and he preceded her in death March 11, 1992.

She was a homemaker, wife, and mother. She enjoyed sewing, crafts, playing slot machines at the casinos, and traveling with her late husband, “Wink”. They had visited 47 of our 50 states. She was a member of the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33 Women’s Auxiliary.

Surviving: sons, Danny (Jonna) Pemberton, Mitchell
Steve Pemberton, Bedford
daughter, Anita (Max) Bird, Mitchell
granddaughters, Lisa Fish and Briana Bird
grandson, Alan Pemberton
3 special great granddaughters, Abby D. Fish, Ally Fish, and Ashlyn R. Pemberton
sister, Sue Steup, Bedford
several nieces and nephews

Her father, Clayton Tow, mother, Helen Tow Johnson; husband; brother, Thomas C. Tow; sisters, Ola Ann Agan and Wanda Brock; and great granddaughter, Anna Fish preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 12, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home and Cremation Center with Reverend Dwight Dunbar officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 5:00- 8:00 p.m. Monday, and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Casketbearers: Max Bird, Mark Craft, Dale Briner, Danny Pemberton, Alan W. Pemberton, and Lisa Fish

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16 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Lisa Scott | Mitchell, IN
    Date: June 20, 2012
    Juanita M. Pemberton It was always such a joy to see her out. She was a friend to my grandmother Mary (George) Rayhill. I only can imagine the fun times shared by these close friends as they traveled together. She will be sadly missed. My thoughts are with her family.
  2. Guest: Connie Peterson | Rialto, CA
    Date: June 16, 2012
    It's so terribly sad, Juanita was a great lady. I'm happy I had the pleasure to have had the Honor of meeting her. She wil be missed by all who knew her
  3. Guest: Christine Peterson | Mission Viejo, CA
    Date: June 13, 2012
    I enjoyed her visits to the Peterson family in California. She made us laugh the whole time she was here. Her phone calls will be missed at our get togethers. She is a special lady. I am honored to have known her.
  4. Guest: Bob Peterson | Rialto, CA
    Date: June 13, 2012
    Were gonna miss you Cuz we had a lot of fun together, your Ca. family Bob, Connie and Auntie Millie
  5. Guest: Janet Burton (Peterson) | Torrance, CA
    Date: June 13, 2012
    My Cousin Juanita will always be in my heart. Every memory I have of her will always bring a smile to my face. As my sister-in-law stated earlier, our visits together were always filled with laughter.
  6. Guest: Debbie Gottas | Lake Hughes, CA
    Date: June 13, 2012
    Thank you, Juanita, for being one of the many blessings to have crossed my path - you were one of the most entertaining people I've ever known. My sympathies to the family.
  7. Guest: JoAmm Dalton Ryder | Vincennes, IN
    Date: June 11, 2012
    Juanita & I & Wink were good friends Before & after we were all married We pushed our first babiestogether in their strollers. We haven't seen each other but once sinceI came to Vincennes, but I will never forget her or Wink.I am so sorry.
  8. Guest: Judy (formerly Miller) Hasselkus | Indianapolis, IN
    Date: June 11, 2012
    'Nita, I was sorry to hear of your loss. May God surround you with friends and family and comfort you...
  9. Guest: Joni | Bedford, IN
    Date: June 11, 2012
    Great Aunt Juanita(Wanda's grandaughter, Keith daughter), I didnt know you very well..But what memories I do have of you I will keep forever in my heart..I love you..Sorry about your loss Anita, Danny and Steven..May God be with you..
  10. Guest: Kay Ely | Mitchell , IN
    Date: June 11, 2012
    Please accept my condolences for the loss of your mother. I used to see her a lot when out shopping, she was always so neat and pretty! Please know you all are in my thoughts and prayers, and may God be with all of you in the days ahead.
  11. Guest: Carmen Dyer | IN
    Date: June 11, 2012
    So very sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers.
  12. Guest: Vicky King | Mitchell, IN
    Date: June 10, 2012
    Juanita finally hit the "JACKPOT" !!! Such an awesome lady. I will miss her coming to my window. She always made me laugh. My prayers and thoughts are with all of you during this sad time.
  13. Guest: James & Vicky Ely | Bowling Green, KY
    Date: June 10, 2012
    Juanita has been a friend for 48 years and She will be missed. Our prayers go out to The Family. Jim & Vicky
  14. Guest: Mike and Rita Ramey | Bloomington, IN
    Date: June 10, 2012
    Anita - we are so sorry and Dad and I didn't get to visit. We are out of state right now, but our hearts and prayers are with you and the guys and your entire family. I'll bet our moms are having a great time on the other side. God Bless all of you - our prayers are with you. Mike and Rita
  15. Guest: Melanie Roberts | Williams, IN
    Date: June 10, 2012
    'Nita, I'm so sorry for you, but I'm happy for her. She was an AWESOME lady! I always enjoyed being around her. I love her & you! If I can do anything for you, just let me know. I'll see you tomorrow!
  16. Guest: Larry & Carolyn Shaver | Bedford, IN
    Date: June 10, 2012
    Juanita will always have a very special place in our hearts for all the many years of friendship she shared with my Mom, Rachael. They were like close sisters for many years, and Carolyn and I will always cherish the relationship they shared. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.