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Juanita Irene Coe

Posted February 03, 2014 in Obituaries, Urbandale

September 21, 1925 – January 31, 2014

Juanita Coe

Juanita Coe

Juanita Irene Allen Coe was born on September 21, 1925 in Des Moines Iowa, to James McClure and Goldie (Warren) Allen.

She married William Levon Coe March 26, 1944. They were married for 46 years before his passing in 1990. Together they owned and operated Coe’s Whites Home & Auto Store and later Coe’s Furniture & Appliance in Tucumcari, New Mexico for over 25 years. In 1995, Juanita returned to the Des Moines area. She was a lifetime member of Dean Avenue Church of Christ.

Juanita will be missed by her son, Lynn Allen Coe (Judi) of West Des Moines; Carol (Karl) Terry of Portales, New Mexico; four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; grandson Michael Ryan Coe (Dana) and their children: Wyatt Thomas, Brett Thomas, Louetta Coe and Roxanne Coe; grandson Bill Spencer; granddaughter D’Anka (Rob) Grauel and their children: Mikalina Grauel, Brittany Jasper Grauel, Brandi Grauel and Brady Grauel; grandson Michael Thomas Spencer and his son Korben Michael Spencer; five siblings: Warren (Rose) Allen; Betty Anderson; Earl (Mary Lou) Allen; Nancy (Jim) King; Ruth Ann (Michael) Mease and many relatives.

Juanita was preceded in death by her husband William Levon Coe, parents Goldie and James Allen, and granddaughter Patricia Renee Coe.

January 31, 2014, Juanita peacefully slipped from the bonds of this life into ever lasting peace surrounded by family. Celebration of her life will start with visitation from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at Iles Westover Chapel. A funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at Iles Westover Chapel. A private committal services will take place at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Maple Grove UMC. Online condolences are welcome at

Arrangements by Iles Westover Chapel.

Information provided by:
Iles Funeral Homes
Westover Chapel
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA 50322

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