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Juilane VanHouten

Juilane Ann VanHouten, 89, of Moberly passed away on January 19, 2021, at the home of Lewis and Mary Ellen VanHouten surrounded by family. She was born April 26, 1931 to James Robert and Beulah Emaline (Wheatcraft) Chevalier in Kirksville, MO. On September 17, 1950 she married Norval Freeman VanHouten and they spent the next 65 years in Moberly. Juilane was a devoted wife and mother. She worked at Uregas and Modern Equipment Company. Always a faithful servant, she served as a volunteer administrator and kitchen manager at Central Christian Church for many years. Juilane also served as a Boy Scout leader and was selected as a Silver Beaver recipient in recognition of her many years of distinguished service. She was a member of ABWA and chaired many ham and bean fund raiser dinners. She was a life member of P.E.O. Those preceding Juilane in death are her parents, her loving husband Freeman, her oldest son David and a sister, Jan (Chevalier) Patton. Survivors include her children, Cheryl (Robert) Cheek of Washington, OK, Scott (Angela) VanHouten of Moore, OK and Lewis (Mary Ellen) VanHouten of Moberly, MO. Grandchildren include Justin Cheek of Oklahoma, City, OK, Lindsey Cheek of Washington, OK, Hillary (Lucas) Appling and Erika (Dustin) Holzinger of Moberly, MO, Diana VanHouten of Noble, OK and William VanHouten of Moore OK, Great grandchildren, Kimberlin and Caden Cheek of Oklahoma City, OK, Jaxson and Emalyn Appling, Adalyn and Paisley Holzinger all of Moberly, MO. Surviving siblings include Jimilee (Chevalier) Patterson, Jerry (Carol) Chevalier, and Robert (Sandy) Chevalier as well as extended family and friends. A private family service will be held at a later date. Inurnment will be at the Missouri State Veteran’s Cemetery in Jacksonville, MO. In leu of flowers memorial contributions in Juilane’s memory are appreciated and can be sent to the First Christian Church, 300 East Coates St., Moberly, MO 65270 or Jefferson Avenue United Methodist Church 323 Jefferson Ave., Moberly, MO 65270. When God calls a Mother home, she may no longer reside on this earth, but she will always be in our hearts.

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Mom, Even though you have left your earthly body I know that you and Dad are back together again, with your heavenly bodies. We find comfort in knowing that God held you throughout your journey of life and was with us during the last moments of your life. God placed on our path many great and wonderful people to help guide us and care for you. It was truly an honor to care for you and we would do it all over again if given that chance. We have an empty void in our hearts and a new normal of our life to get used to. You touched so many people over the years your legacy will carry on. We love you and will miss you. We will forever hold you in our hearts and all the memories we had together. Your loving Son and Daugher-in-Law Lewis & Mary Ellen

Lewis & Mary Ellen VanHouten Jan 24 2021 12:17 PM

We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Juilane. I have many wonderful memories of Juilane: she was always the one who went door to door on Clark St. collecting for flowers for someone's passing; her many tireless volunteer hours as "the church lady" for Central Christian Church. There were many youth group meetings and vacation bible school's that I would not have been able to lead without her assistance. She was always asked me what I needed for any event ~ the true heart of a volunteer. She holds a special place in my heart. With sympathy, Della & John

Della Cochran Jan 23 2021 11:14 AM