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Juanita Clyde Chesher, age 91, of Grand Rapids, passed away Friday, July 21, 2017 at the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans surrounded by family. 

The daughter of Walter & Etta (Atkins) Rutherford, she was born on June 21, 1926 in Bristol Tennessee. 

She was preceded in passing by her husband, Claude Chesher; son, Charles Chesher; and brothers, Ben, James, Harrison, Ray, Walter, and David Rutherford. 

Juanita loved to cook, garden, and spend quality time with her children and grandchildren.

Honoring her wishes cremation will take place. To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Juanita’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:

Arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids.


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  1. Billie and Debbie Irvine on July 21, 2017 at 3:55 pm

    Our sincerest sympathies to your family. I will never forget the times I shared with you all visiting Nana n Paps. I will cherish them always. May she finally rest in heaven.

  2. Christine Hall ( Chrissy) on July 26, 2017 at 1:38 am

    You were such a big part of my life growing up. You always treated me like one of your own grandchildren and for that and so much more Nana you will forever hold a special spot in my heart!!! Love You!!!

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