Obituary-Juanita Hale

Juanita Hale, 74 years of age, of Concordia passed away Thursday, June 13, 2024, peacefully at her home in Concordia. 

She was born on February 5, 1950, in Concordia, Kansas to Juan “John” and Antonia “Toni” (Hernandez) Barajas.

Juanita attended the Concordia schools.

She married Gilford Hale on April 7, 1969, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Concordia, Kansas.  To this Union two children were born Valerie and John.

She was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Concordia.

Juanita retired from the Sunset Nursing Home in 2018 where she worked as a CNA for 5 years.

She enjoyed photography, cooking, baking, and gardening.  Most of all she loved spending time with her beloved family and friends, especially her pet chihuahua Brownie.

Juanita is survived by her husband, Gilford Hale of the home in Concordia; a daughter, Valerie (Roger) Hamilton of Scandia, KS;  a son, John Hale (Christine Ward) of Concordia, KS; 3 sisters, Teresa Winter (Casey) Great Bend, KS; Vicky Waggoner (Les) Salina, KS; Christina Crump, Concordia, KS; one brother, Damian Villalpando, Kanopolis, KS; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Wednesday, June 19, 2024, at 10:30 a.m., at Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home in Concordia, Kansas, with Fr. Joseph Kieffer officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Concordia Catholic Cemetery, Concordia, Kansas.

A visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 18, 2024 from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 pm. A Rosary Service will be held at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday evening all at the Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home, and the family will greet friends following the Rosary Service.

The family suggests memorials to Our Lady Perpetual Help Catholic Church or Alzheimer’s Association in care of Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home, PO Box 606, Concordia, KS 66901.  For online condolences please visit,

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