Juanita Leal 93, died Sunday, October 23, 2016 at Kansas Christian Home in Newton, Kansas. She was born January 27, 1923 in Florence, Kansas to Jose Theodore and Conception (Reyes) Solis. She attended Douglas Avenue Assembly of God in Wichita, Kansas and formerly attended Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in Newton. Juanita enjoyed sewing and cooking and sharing her creations with her family and friends. She also enjoyed dancing and being out with friends. Juanita especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and following their activities.
She is survived by 2 sons: Anthony Leal of Elkhard, IN and Richard Leal of Wichita, KS; 4 daughters: Rita Chavez, Teresa Jaso, Hope Leal and Leticia Leal all of Wichita, KS; step daughter Cookie Gonzalez of Newton, KS; Juanita also raised her granddaughter Erica Wilson who lives in Charlotte, NC and she has 30+ grandchildren 61+ great grandchildren and 14+ great great grandchildren.
Juanita is preceded in death by her parents, son Joseph Leal infant sister and 3 brothers.
Funeral service will be 1:00 p.m., Friday, October 28, 2016 at Petersen Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Matt Kruse presiding. Visitation will be 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at Petersen Funeral Home Chapel. The family pray a Rosary at 6:00 p.m. at the chapel and receive friends until 8:00 p.m. following the Rosary.
Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Newton, Kansas