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Juna Lea Kvaternik Wilson
Nov. 26, 1947 - June 28, 2022
was born to Ed and Zella Pearl (Woods Burton) Kvaternik, a steel worker and homemaker, in Kansas City, Kansas, on November 26, 1947. She lived the majority of her life in the Kansas City area until moving to Canyon, Texas in 2014.
Juna had a passion for music that began at an early age. She started her own Karaoke business that helped others enjoy not only music but singing. Everyone loved her ability to involve them in her singing and the encouragement she gave them to sing. She met lifelong friends and others began their own Karaoke businesses doing the same because of her style and passion. They are still keeping her legacy alive today.
Juna loved family and was blessed to be a part of a large family. She was number nine of ten sisters. She would always tell others that she was the closest that her mother had to having a boy because she considered herself to be a tomboy. She always introduced herself as “Juna, that comes after May-a and before July-a”. She always tried to find a way to laugh and would want to be remembered that way.
Juna married the love of her life, Albert Eugene Wilson on July 18, 1966, and was married nearly thirty years. Albert preceded her in death. They raised three children to be strong, self- thinkers, independent, nature loving city dwellers and family oriented.
Juna is survived by her daughter Dena Barker and husband Todd of Texas; her grandchildren Crystal Viers and Samantha Wilson of Missouri; Damond Viers, Jr. of Illinois; Cynthia Wilson of Florida; Dayne Bock of West Virginia; Tod Barker and Nikjoles Barker of Texas; Tyler Thrower, Brittany Montgomery, Sean Cole and Austin Hardin of Kansas. She has 8 great grandchildren with one on the way.
Juna is also survived by sisters Patty Arone and husband Jim of New Mexico; Paula Neal of Kansas; Debbie Baucom and husband Kenny of Kansas; and also, many nieces and nephews including many great nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents Ed Kvaternik and Zella Pearl Burton; her sisters Virginia Burton, Betty Zukel, Delores Samsel, Nancy Burton, Shirley Vukas, Sharon Burton; Bobbi Jo Bock, daughter; Steven Eugene Wilson, son; as well as nieces and nephews.
There was a private memorial service immediately after her passing.
She loved green plants. Two of her favorites were the mother-in-law tongue and the pothos vine. She still had one plant from a nephew’s memorial that has survived since 1993 that she has given shoots away from. Grow a green plant in her honor and sing your favorite songs with passion in your heart and voice. And find a reason to laugh. She would be pleased with that.