Juanita Oakley

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Juanita Mildred (Steen-burgen) Oakley, 83, of Jefferson City, passed away Saturday, January 28, 2012 at Golden Living Center. She was born on November 10, 1928, in Henley, a daughter of the late John Walter and Georgia Nichols Steenburgen. She was a graduate of the Cole County R-5 High School in Eugene. She owned her own beauty salon in Eugene for many years. She was a member of the Eastern Star, and White Shrine. She enjoyed gardening, embroidery, cooking and spending time with her family. She was known for her world famous chocolate pie and lemon pie. She is survived by her two children: Etta Marie Taylor of Henley and Randall Davis and his wife Patti of O'Fallon; seven grandchildren: David Taylor, Cara TaylorSteele, Walter Davis, Peter Davis, Eubie Davis, Nicole Davis and Jacob Davis; and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son: Gregory L. Davis; one grandson: Jesse Lee Davis; and eight siblings: Connie Steenburgen, Flora Steenburgen Hudson, Zella Steenburgen, Barcie Steenburgen Hale, Mary Etta Steenburgen Bryan, Virginia Steenburgen, Elroy Steenburgen, and Anna Lea Steenburgen. Friends will be received from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 31, 2012, at the Houser-Millard Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 1, 2012, at the Spring Valley Baptist Church with Rev. Dean Waters, officiating. Interment will follow in the Hickory Hill Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements are under the direction of HOUSER-MILLARD Funeral Directors, 2613 W. Main St., (573)636-3838. Condolences may be left for the family online at

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