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Juanita "Joni"  Cory

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Juanita "Joni" Cory
Davenport, formerly of Muscatine
Died on Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

Juanita “Joni” Cory, 97, of Davenport, formerly of Muscatine, died Wed., June 21st, 2017 at Crest Health Care, Ridgecrest Village, Davenport. In accordance with her wishes her body was donated to the University of Iowa Medical School with no services being held. Memorials may be made to Ridgecrest Foundation or to the charity of the donor’s choice. Weerts Funeral Home, Davenport, is assisting with arrangements.

Juanita Mae “Joni” Bennett was born in 1920 in Wayne County, Illinois. She married William F. “Bill” Cory of Tama, September 4, 1949 in Chicago, IL. He died October 10, 2007 in Davenport. After attending Michigan State Normal Teachers College, she taught sixth grade at Hayti School in Michigan. Later, she became a stewardess with American Airlines. In 1955 she and her husband moved to Muscatine, Iowa and lived there until they moved to Ridgecrest Village in 2004.

She enjoyed her friends, neighbors and members of the First Presbyterian Church, the YWCA, TTT chapter DV, the Geneva Country Club and bridge clubs. She enjoyed playing bridge and traveling. Joni was known for her infectious smile and generous spirit.

Her closest relatives surviving are two nephews, Sandy (Sandra) Bennett in Virginia, and Loren (Terry) Bennett in Michigan; a niece Leta (Larry) Smith in Florida; her foster daughter Barbara (Bill) Schoenig in Muscatine; and Joni’s family on Westbay Drive . In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, and two sisters.

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