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Obituary
Juanita Ahrens

Juanita
Ahrens


March 18, 1929
to
August 25, 2018

Funeral 11:00 A.M. Thursday, August 30, 2018 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Hoffman
Visitation 9:00 A.M. until the time of the service on Thursday at the church

Juanita Ahrens, 89, of Hoffman, passed away on Saturday, August 25, 2018, at SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon. She was born on March 18, 1929, the daughter of Thomas and Corda (McClelland) Holtslaw in Odin. She married Willard Ahrens in Clinton County, IL and he preceded her in death on October 23, 2016.

Survivors include her loving step son, Terry Ahrens and his wife Lila of Breese, IL; precious grandchildren, Mark McConnaughay and wife Beth, Ivan McConnaughay and wife Heather, and Jason Delong and wife Carrie, Stacie Osuna and special friend Jake Weatherby; 10 great-grandchildren; 6 great-great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Willis Ahrens and wife Arline; daughter-in-law, Lois McConnaughay; and nephew, Terry Koelmel.

Along with her husband of 49 years, Willard Ahrens, Mrs. Ahrens was preceded in death by both her parents; infant brother, Archie Holtslaw; son Larry McConnaughay; niece, Lynette Koelmel

Juanita was a proud and faithful member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Hoffman. She enjoyed and had a natural talent for sewing. She shared this gift with her family, friends and as a dedicated employee of Miss Elaine’s in Centralia. Many grateful customers also brought furniture for her to re-upholster in her home. Juanita was a fabulous gardener and cook creating wonderful, fresh dishes for others to enjoy. She was a whizz at jigsaw and word puzzles. Juanita also took great pleasure in the companionship of her dogs. One furry friend, Buddy, will miss their times together. Juanita was very proud of her title of grandma and loved her time with her grandchildren. She will truly be missed by her friends and family.

Irvin Macz funeral Home in Centralia is in charge of arrangements. A celebration of life service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, August 30, 2018 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Hoffman with Pastor Krenz officiating. Interment will be in the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Hoffman. Friends may call from 9:00 A.M. until the time of the service on Thursday at the church. Online condolences and memories of Juanita may be shared with the family at www.maczfuneralhomes.com and/or on the funeral home’s Facebook page.