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Juanita Barrientos

October 6, 1937 — May 21, 2020

Juanita June Barrientos, 82, of Van Wert passed away at 10:47 AM on Friday, May 21, 2020 at Van Wert Health. She was born on October 06, 1937, in Frankfort, IL, to the late Ervie and Florence (Freeman) Beers.

On May 23, 1959 she she married the love of her life, Richard Barrientos. Together, they shared 61 years of marriage.

Juanita worked for many years as a surgical nurse at Van Wert County Hospital before finding her true calling as a nurse for over 35 years at Vancrest. Juanita was an amazing cook and made the best meatloaf. She was a devoted wife and an exceptional, caring and accepting mother and grandmother who loved unconditionally.

Juanita was a longtime member of member of First Baptist Church of Van Wert. She had strong christian moral standards that she instilled in her family.

Juanita is survived by her loving husband, Richard Barrientos of Van Wert; children: Laura (MArk) Holcomb of Wichita Falls, TX; Lisa (Steve) Adams of Van Wert; grandchildren: Levi (Lauren) Barrientos of TX; Rusty Halcomb of TX; Alyson Putman (Anthony) Carter of NE; Ashley Compton; Brian Berning; John Putman, all of Ohio; great grandchildren: Madilyn Compton, June "Lilly" Compton; Evelyn Carter, Harper Carter, Averret Carter, Kalen Barrientos and Evaleigh Ann Barrientos.

In addition to her parents, Juanita was preceded in death by her siblings: Ervie Beers, Jr, Dorothy Sowers, Alma VanWay, Ruth Lambert and Charlotte Pedigo.

Because of national health concerns, Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home and the Barrientos family are following directives outlined by the Ohio Department of Health, limiting attendance to the visitation and funeral service to immediate family only. Therefore, at this time there will be a private family service which will be livestreamed at approximately 11:00 AM on Monday May 25, 2020 at

A public memorial service will be held at a later date at First Baptist Church of Van Wert.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, 722 S Washington Street, Van Wert, OH 45891.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Private Funeral

Monday, May 25, 2020

11:00 - 11:30 am (Eastern time)

Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory

722 S Washington St, Van Wert, OH 45891

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