Juanita H. DeMary (nee Wrkich), 95, of Oak Park and formerly of Green Bay, Wisconsin, died peacefully on May 9, 2017.
Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Ms. DeMary attended Cleveland High School. She met her husband, Russell C. DeMary in 1944, and they were happily married for 55 years until his death in 1999.
She was associated with several Masonic organizations, including many loving years spent working with Job’s Daughters of Wisconsin. She was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church in Green Bay and of P.E.O. (Chapter CM in Green Bay and Chapter CO in Oak Park).
Ms. DeMary and her husband, Jim, lived in many different places and loved traveling together. In her later years, she moved to Oak Park where she was active in her new community, Brookdale Holley Court, enjoying crossword puzzles and watching her grandson grow-up.
She was the mother of Suzanne Keehne, Michele (Lee Fortier) DeMary and Kimberly (companion Dan “Smitty” Smith) Brown, of Brookfield; the grandmother of Angela Swarthout, Nicole Owens and Andrew Brown; the great-grandmother of Olivia Pearson; the aunt of Gail (Oscar) Harper and their sons, Mike Harper and Mark Harper.
Ms. DeMary was preceded in death by her husband; her parents, Frank and Rhoda Wrkich; her sister, Frances (Penny) Hitchings; and her nephew, Dennis Doerner.
Celebrations and remembrances of her life will be held on Thursday, July 27 from 3 until 8 p.m. at Johnson Funeral Home, 3847 Prairie Ave. in Brookfield and on July 29 at First Presbyterian Church in Green Bay.
In lieu of flowers, the family appreciates donations to the First Presbyterian Church, 200 S. Ashland Ave., Green Bay, Wisconsin, 54303; to the P.E.O. Foundation, 3700 Grand Ave., Des Moines, Iowa, 50312; or to a Masonic organization of choice.