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Juanita "Kay" (Curtis) Cecil

October 4, 1940 ~ April 1, 2021 (age 80)



Juanita "Kay" (Curtis) Cecil - age 80 of Chillicothe, MO passed away Thursday afternoon, April 1st, 2021 at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, MO. Kay was born on October 4th, 1940 the daughter of Paul and Irma (Reed) Curtis in Jamesport, MO.  She was a graduate of Gallatin High School.  In 1959, Kay was united in marriage to Lee Glenn Baldwin Jr. of Kidder, MO and to this union Lori, Gina, Jerry and Paul were born. They later divorced. In 1982 she was united in marriage to Daniel Cecil of Jamesport and to this union Leslie and Danielle were born.  She was a homemaker. Kay loved God and her family, especially her grandchildren.  She had a big heart and was always willing to help anyone.  Kay put the needs of others ahead of her own.  She had several “adopted” children.  Kay especially loved decorating her home for holidays.  She will be dearly missed by her family and friends. 

Kay was preceded in death by her parents; husbands; siblings, Susan Hacker, Henry Curtis; infant sister, Linda Darlene;  brother-in-law, Bobby Hogan; stepchildren, Donnie Cecil, Homer Cecil and Rita Riodan.  Survivors: children, Jerry Baldwin of Gallatin, Lori Baldwin of Chillicothe, Leslie (Gene Mills) Cecil of Chillicothe, Danielle (Eddie) Dutro of Gallatin, Gina Baldwin of Hamilton, Paul Baldwin of TN; stepson, Bruce (Connie) Cecil of Coffey; siblings, David (Ann) Curtis of OH, Sammy (Debbie) Curtis of TX, Martha (Marvin) Thompson of Malden, MO, Pauline (Harvey) Thurman of Malden, MO, Janie Hogan of Cameron; sister-in-law, Brenda Curtis of Lawson; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren,  great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other extended family members also survive. 

Memorial contributions are suggested to Lori Baldwin in care of the funeral home. Funeral services will be held at 1 PM, Tuesday, April 6th, 2021 at Stith Funeral Home in Gallatin. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 PM, Monday (4/5/2021) at the funeral home. Friends may call after 11 AM Monday at the funeral home. Burial at Clear Creek Cemetery, Lock Springs, MO. Arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of Stith Funeral Home in Gallatin (660) 663-2117. Online guestbook at

Topic: Juanita Kay Cecil Funeral Service
Time: Apr 6, 2021 01:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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April 5, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Stith Funeral Home - Gallatin
1329 W Grand
Gallatin, MO 64640

Funeral Service
April 6, 2021

1:00 PM
Stith Funeral Home - Gallatin
1329 W Grand
Gallatin, MO 64640


Clear Creek Cemetery, Lock Springs

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