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Juanita Orr

April 6, 1922 — January 18, 2020

Juanita Orr, 97 of Tipton, died at 4:00 p.m., Saturday, January 18, 2020 at Wellbrooke of Westfield.  She was born east of Kempton on April 6, 1922 to Elza and Edith (Alderson) Hawkins. At the age of 13, she went to live with her aunt and uncle, Frona and Jesse Davids. She graduated from Kempton High School in 1940. On December 28, 1941, she married Don E. Orr.  Don preceded her in death on November 2, 2012.

Don and Juanita celebrated almost 71 years of marriage as a team by farming and raising purebred swine. She had served as a Tipton County 4-H leader and served on the Tipton County Fair Board.  She was a member of East Union Christian Church. Her love of gardening and canning made for busy summers for her. The winter time would find her making noodles, cooking and baking any item she knew a family member would enjoy.

Juanita is survived by three children, Don Orr, Jr. and wife Pam, of Noblesville, Mike and wife Debbie, of Cicero, Janet Boyer and husband Mark, of Kempton; five grandchildren, David Orr and wife Kara of Piedmont, South Carolina, Daniel Orr and wife Celina of Frisco, Texas, Whitney Orr of Tipton, Bryant Boyer of Canyon, Texas, and Blaire Bennett and husband Jeremy of Tipton; four great-grandchildren, Caleb Orr, Silas Orr, Mason Orr, and Phoebe Orr.  She is survived by one brother, Jim Hawkins of Evansville.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Maxine Godwin, and three brothers, Bob, Von, and Junior Hawkins.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 24 at Young-Nichols Funeral Home with Pastor Mark Knapp and Rev. Rex Dunning presiding.  Burial will follow in Kempton Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to East Union Christian Church, 1711 E 296th Street, Atlanta, Indiana, 46031.

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