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Juanita P. Ballay

Juanita passed away Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at the Wings Home in Allegan.

She was born in Kalamazoo on February 16, 1931 to Spencer and Millicent (Smith) Sherwood. She had worked at the Kalamazoo Sled Company, as a realtor in Otsego and had owned and operated Hilltop Adult Foster Care Home.

Juanita loved to dance and sing. She enjoyed music and square dancing with her family as a young girl. Juanita had a green thumb and could grow anything. She loved the outdoors and enjoyed working in her garden and hunting. She was a lifetime member of the Otsego Moose Lodge.

Surviving are her daughters, Melodie Sue (Robert) Dobbins and Judy Langford both of Allegan; 7 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Zonna Kridler of Allegan and Lynette Coleman of Otsego along with many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter, Millicent Ballay, son, Joseph Ballay Jr.; siblings, Wanda Collins, Linda McEwen, Skip Sherwood and Buddy Sherwood.

Friends may visit with Juanita’s family starting at 12:00 P.M., Sunday, September 23, 2018 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego until the time of the funeral service at 2:00 P.M. with Pastor Greg Carlson officiating.

Burial will take place at 3:00 P.M., Monday, September 24, 2018 at Mountain Home Cemetery in Otsego Township.

Contributions in memory of Juanita may be made to the

Wings Home of Allegan


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Lynette coleman

September 20, 2018 at 10:37 am

Prayers are with you and your family.l love you


Janelle Oberhill

September 20, 2018 at 12:24 pm

My condolences for the entire family. She appears to have been a much loved woman.


Jimmie D Blacker

September 20, 2018 at 1:05 pm

What a great life! I can tell from reading she really loved and enjoyed life. May Holy Spirit bring comfort and peace to your family at this time of loss. Love you all very much!



Jamie Commissaris

September 20, 2018 at 7:50 pm

I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for peace for the family


Roger & Carol Brock

September 20, 2018 at 8:13 pm

Our prayers are with you, Judy, and your family.


Jim Savage

September 22, 2018 at 9:46 pm

I pray God will comfort you and your family


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