Obituary: Juanita Monares

Juanita Monares, 93, of Newton, died Sunday, June 19, 2016, at Kansas Christian Home in Newton.

Juanita was born on April 13, 1923, in San Antonio, the daughter of Soledad and Saturnina (Corona) Sanchez.

She married Salvador Monares on Oct. 28, 1943, in San Antonio.

Juanita loved dancing, gardening, reading and cooking for her family. She and Salvador often could be found at the Cotillion Ballroom in Wichita dancing to “big band” music. Juanita was loved by her family and will be greatly missed.

Survivors include her husband Salvador of the home in Newton; sons Robert Monares and Dany Monares with his wife Luci, all of Newton; daughters Gloria Whisler, with husband Rick, and Dayna Monares, all of Wichita; brothers Edward Sanchez of San Antonio and Eugene Sanchez of Columbus, Ga.; sisters Rosa Ybarra and Pat Facundo, both of San Antonio; three grandchildren, Ryan Whisler, Omar and Ashley Monares, and Roman Monares; one great-grandson Duncan Monares; along with many nieces and nephews.

Juanita was preceeded in death by her parents; sister Susie; brother-in-law, George Dick; and brothers Joe, Catarino and Felix.

Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be said 7 p.m. Thursday June 23, 2016, with the Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Friday, June 24, both at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Newton.

The casket will be open at the church after 1 p.m. Thursday.

A memorial has been established with Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church; contributions may be sent to Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, 120 E. Broadway, Newton, Ks. 67114

Condolences may be left at www.broadwaycolonialfh.com.

Arrangements are by Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, Newton.

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