Juna Mae (Cooper) McClure, 84, died peacefully in her sleep on June 14, 2016 in Mesa, Arizona. She was born in Murray, Kentucky on February 10, 1932 to Seth and Laura Carrie Ola (McCuiston) Cooper who preceded her in death along with her two sisters, Louise (Cooper) Garrison and Myrtleen Cooper. Juna was married to H.A. (Jay) McClure for over fifty years until his passing in 2009 and a beloved granddaughter, Vanessa Michele Wheeler in 1976.
Juna is survived by children, Laura (Ron) Taylor, Lillie (John) Ottmar, Lizabeth (Todd) Wheeler and David (Ingrid) McClure. She also is survived by eight grandchildren; Jennifer (Cesar) Miranda, Melissa (Pete) Dunny, Liana (Andy) Klanke, John Kelly (Amy) Ottmar, Melinda (Joe) Cantaloupe, Glenn (Jesse) Wheeler, Matt (Briana Diane) Wheeler, and Martin Joseph McClure. She is also survived by thirteen great-grandchildren and special nieces and nephews that greatly enhanced her final years. Marsha (Michael) Poore, Gaylynn (Sam) Gray, Richard (Shelly) Buckley and Linda (Bart) Gooch.
Juna was a strong, jazzy woman that loved working in the loan, mortgage, and real estate fields.She always had a forward-looking fashion sense. She could take any outfit add her own personal touches which we loving called a "Juna original", that appeared to have come straight from the finest of fashion runways. She brought that same sensibility to the decorating of her homes and the fashion of her children and husband.
Juna was also a fierce, protective defender of her family and friends. As one small example will attest, if we children bragged that our mother could still do cartwheels, she wouldn't hesitate to do so! Juna remained a feisty lady to the very end of her life, that inspired great affection and love from family, friends and caretakers. She will be greatly missed by everyone that she has touched with her quirky personality, humor and grace.
Juna requested no services, therefore cremation will take place in Mesa, Arizona. In lieu of flowers, she has asked that donations in any amount, be made to the Sunshine Acres Children's Home in Mesa, Arizona.
"A mother is not a person to lean on but a person to make leaning unnecessary." Dorothy Canfield Fisher