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Juanita Faye Gende, 91 of Springfield, passed away November 16, 2023 in Springhouse Village.

She was born March 9, 1932 in Joliet, Illinois, the daughter of Ralph Waldo Lucas and Eunice Vitato Lucas.

A memorial will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 25, 2023 in Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the General Mission Fund at High Street Baptist Church, 900 North Eastgate, Springfield, MO 65802.