Juanita Hazel McComb, 89, DeMotte, formerly of Flora, Delphi, and Brookston, passed quietly away on Sunday, May 27, 2012, to be with her husband. She was born May 26, 1923, in a house outside of Battleground, to Joseph and Lora Swatts Sheehan.
She was 6 years old when the Great Depression began. During World War II, she worked in the Alcoa Aluminum plant in Lafayette. She was married Sept. 7, 1946, in Logansport, to Russell Kenneth McComb of Huntertown. He was a U.S. Army veteran, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 2, 2009.
In the late 1950s, Juanita’s family bought the first color TV in the neighborhood and everyone dropped by to watch TV. She saw many more changes over the years until her passing, one day after her 89th birthday.
Juanita is survived by two sons, Russell Kenneth (Janet) McComb Jr., Demotte, and Raymond Jay McComb, Lafayette; one daughter, Janice Marie (Joe) Smith, Loveland, Colo.; two brothers, Richard Sheehan, Brookston, and Lewis Sheehan, Phoenix, Ariz.; one sister, Margaret Spear, Brookston; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a son, Robert D. McComb; two sisters, Elmina Haff and Barbara Flora; and two brothers, Andy Sheehan and Otto Sheehan.
Services are 1 p.m. Friday at Genda Funeral Home, Reinke Chapel, 103 N. Center St., Flora. Burial will be in Pretty Prairie Cemetery, near Battleground. Visitation is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be directed to gendafuneralhome.com.