Juanita C. Firth
TREMONT - Juanita C. Firth, 83, of Ankeny, Iowa, formerly of Tremont, 
passed away at 9:15 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, at Sunny View Care 
Center in Ankeny. She was born Feb. 5, 1931, in Mount Vernon, Ill., to 
J.O. and Thelma Campbell. She married Jay Firth in Champaign, Ill., 
while both were in school. Surviving are her husband, Jay Firth of 
Ankeny, Iowa; one son, Grant (Birgit) Firth, and one grandson, Jordon, 
all of Absnsburg, Germany; and one brother, Ray (Treva) Campbell of 
Houston, Texas. She attended schools in Mount Vernon and the University 
of Illinois, where she earned a bachelor's degree in physical education 
and a master's degree in counseling and guidance. She taught school in 
Streator and Champaign. Juanita was an accomplished horse woman. She 
raised, trained and showed American Saddlebred horses throughout the 
Midwest for over 40 years. Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 
27, 2014, at Davis Mortuary in Tremont. Visitation will be from 12 noon 
to 1:45 p.m. Thursday at the mortuary. Burial will be in Green Valley 
Cemetery in Green Valley. To express condolences online, visit

Source: Journal Star of Peoria, Illinois
Date: Feb. 26, 2014
Submitted by: Sue Armstrong 

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