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Juanita Eileen Cushway (Masters)

Juanita Eileen Cushway Masters
Sep. 12, 1923 - Nov. 21, 2009

MISHAWAKA - Juanita E. Masters, 86, of Mishawaka, passed away Saturday, November 21, 2009 at Fountainview Place Nursing Home of natural causes. Juanita was born September 12, 1923 in South Bend, Indiana to the late Oda Mitchell and Ida May Gibbs. Oda and Ida soon separated and Juanita was adopted by Alex and Esther (Morehouse) Cushway.

On March 4, 1944, she married Ray C. Masters in Anderson, Indiana. Ray survives, along with their children, Robert (Rosemary) Masters of Middlebury, Indiana and Sheryl (Bobby) Beckham of Mishawaka. Also surviving is one sister, Daisy Cripe of Plymouth, Indiana; one half-sister, Marjorie Baker, of Culver, Indiana, 10 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and 2 great great-grandchildren.

Juanita was preceded in death by her siblings, Chester Cushway, and Dorothy Mitchell.

Visitation will be held from 4-8 pm today, November 23, 2009 at Chapel Hill Funeral Home in Osceola. There will also be calling one hour prior to the 1:00 funeral service on Tuesday, November 24, 2009 at Chapel Hill Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. Juanita was a graduate of South Bend Central High School. She was employed by the S.S. Kressge/K-Mart Corporation for 37 years prior to her retirement. She enjoyed cooking, embroidery and reading in her spare time, and was a member of the First General Baptist Church in Osceola. In her memory, donations may be made to the Food Pantry at First General Baptist Church of Osceola. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

06/24/2022 EJS

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