Myrtle Juanell Buris Kibodeaux


(June 30, 1930 ~ June 20, 2019)

Myrtle Juanell Buris Kibodeaux found her peace at last after a long battle with various health issues. She passed away quietly at Mulberry Manor in Stephenville Texas on June 20, 2019. 

Funeral services will be held at 10:00AM, Wednesday, June 26, 2019 in the Chapel at Stephenville Funeral Home with burial at Pleasant Valley Cemetery near May Texas, to follow. The family will host a visitation prior to the service at 9:00AM.

Myrtle (Juanell) was born June 30, 1930 in Norton Texas to David and Ida Jones (Houston), the last of six children. The family farmed in the Holder Texas area.

Juanell married Luther Buris in 1951 and raised two children. Many years later in 1987, Lawrence Kibodeaux won her heart and they were happily married until his death in 1995.
Juanell will be remembered for her laughter, love of family and service to the Lord. She loved her gardens, especially her roses. She loved to sing and regularly visited nursing homes with a group to sing hymns. She had a soft spot for animals and it seemed she was always doing something for someone else. Her smile and generous spirit will be greatly missed.

Juanell leaves behind her daughter, Charlotte Buris Westby of Pagosa Springs, Colorado; three grandchildren; several great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She also leaves behind too many precious friends to name here.

Juanell was preceded in death by four sisters, Zora Duffy, Ora Williams, Dora Taylor and Mildred Buris; one brother, Leslie Jones; two husbands; and one son, Douglas Steven Buris. 

In lieu of Flowers, Juanell would want any acknowledgments to be made to a Law Enforcement or Animal Rescue Society of your choice.

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