Services for Juanita Peden Altom, 95 of Healdton will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at East Lincoln Church of Christ in Healdton with Bro. Gary Cannon officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Olive cemetery under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home.

Mrs. Altom, also known as “Juanita from IGA” passed away Saturday, May 4, 2013, at Brookside Nursing Home in Madill.

Juanita was born March 21, 1918, in the community of Staunton, Okla., to Charley Hill Peden and Lea Smith Peden. She attended the Healdton and Fox school systems until the time of her marriage to Sherman Altom in 1933. To this marriage were born three children, Regina Vickers Mitchell, Melba Cartwright, and Bob Altom.

Juanita worked for 44 years at Stone’s IGA until she retired in 2005. Prior to that, she had worked at Wacker’s 5&10, Pratt’s Grocery, and managed the old Windsor Hotel.

Juanita was preceded in death by her parents, husband, six sisters, two brothers, one grandson, and one great-granddaughter.

She is survived by her children, eight grandchildren, 14 great-children, and 10 great-great-grandchildren, one sister, Jessie Whitt of Ardmore, a host of nieces and nephews, her church family at East Lincoln Church of Christ, and her many friends from her life-long connection in the community.

Pallbearers are Bob Vickers, David Vickers, David Altom, Danny Altom, Eddy Bass and Monty Peden.

Honorary bearer is Larry Brunner

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