Juanita Sutton

Juanita Mae Conrad Sutton, 81, of Harrisonburg, Va., formerly of Elkins, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, in Harrisonburg Health and Rehabilitation Center.

She was born May 29, 1932, in Pickens, to the late Agnes Gertrude Geyer and Ordie Ogden Conrad.

Juanita was an active member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Elkins, where she taught Sunday school and intellectually disabled adults and was a member of the choir. She was a certified nursing assistant and worked at the Elkins Convalescent Home in Elkins. In 1988, she moved to Harrisonburg and worked for many years with First Choice Home Health.

Juanita excelled in her capacity for being kind and compassionate to others and was known for her remarkable spirit and sense of humor.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Ordie O. Conrad Jr. and James E. Conrad; a sister, Gracie Marie Price; and her daughter, Darlene Ann Lucas.

She is survived by five daughters, Violet Slagel of Canton, Ohio, Doris Halpin and husband, Jay, of Ohio, Roberta Wilmore and husband, Ron, of Harrisonburg, Va., Lena Shackelford and husband Rich, of Broadway, Va., and Marilyn Noethlich and husband, Dan, of Elkton. Also surviving are two sisters, Betty Johnson of Laurel, Md., and Monna Markley of Waldorf, Md.; two brothers, Randall Conrad of Pickens and William Conrad and wife, Zita, of Mill Creek; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Juanita was deeply loved and will be greatly missed.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 7, at Kyger Funeral Home in Harrisonburg, Va., by Pastor Brett Davis. The family will receive friends following the service. Burial will be


Online condolences are welcome at www.kygers.com.