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Juanita R. Poutre (1933-2023)

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Juanita R. Poutre, 89, passed away Sunday, July 9, 2023, in Ellsworth, Kan. She was born Oct. 17, 1933, in Barton County, Kan., to Charles and Mary (Wendtlandt) Ramsey. She married William Poutre on Oct.18, 1951, in Claflin, Kan.

Juanita worked as the city clerk of Claflin and for the Elkan wiring plant in Ellsworth. Later, she worked for many years as a cashier at Boogaart’s and IGA grocery in Ellsworth. She was also a member of the Ellsworth VFW Auxiliary.

Juanita is survived by her daughters, Aileen Rick (Gary) of Kanopolis and Janice Lockhart (Jerry) of Lincoln County, Kan.; grandchildren Teresa Rick, Kristin Ray and Nichole Brady (Tyson); great-grandchildren Jason Ray (Sadi), Tiffany Ray and Korbin Brady; great-great grandchildren Clay, Paige, JJ and Jackson; and siblings Lois Murphy and Dwayne Ramsey (Sylvia). She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Virgil, Harvey and Leroy; and baby sister Marilyn.

Visitation is from 1-8 p.m. Thursday, July 13, 2023, at Parsons Funeral Home, Ellsworth. Family will be present 6-8 p.m.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, July 14, 2023, at Parsons Funeral Home, with burial following at the Claflin Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Ellsworth VFW Auxiliary, c/o Parsons Funeral Home, P.O. Box 45, Ellsworth, KS 67439. Condolences may be left at