Alzheimers Association, 9370 Olive Blvd, St Louis, MO 63132
Juanita Ann Portell, 79, of DeSoto entered into God's rest on October 20, 2014 at Scenic View Nursing Center in Herculaneum. Juanita was a homemaker; also a member of the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Daughters of Isabella, the Columbia Ann's. She volunteered for the St. Vincent DePaul Society and the book store at St. Pius. Born May 5, 1935 in St. Louis, Missouri; she was the daughter of the late Lennis J. and Minnie (Nee Torrence) Boyer. Paul A Portell, her loving husband of 61 years, resides in DeSoto.
Besides her husband, she is survived by her three sons: Wayne (wife, Cathy) Portell of O'Fallon, IL, Richard (wife, Susan) Portell of St. Louis, MO, and Dan (wife, Suzanne) Portell of Festus, MO; three daughters: Pamela (husband, Bob) Langan of DeSoto, MO, Cheryl (husband, Joe) Beffa of
Festus, MO and Tina (husband, Brad) Goodwin of Crystal City, MO; two sisters: Peggy Williams of Herculaneum, MO and Joan Karsch of Old Mines, MO; 15 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Donald Boyer.
Mass services will be officiated by Father Alexander Anderson.