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Mrs. Juanita Kay Derby

Obituary for Mrs. Juanita Kay Derby

April 2, 1938 - June 4, 2019
Murray, Kentucky | Age 81


Mrs. Juanita Kay Derby, age 81, of Murray, Kentucky, died on Tuesday, June 04, 2019, at the Anna Mae Owen Residential Hospice House in Murray, Kentucky.

Mrs. Derby was born on April 02, 1938, in Tuscola, Illinois to the late Eugene Bassett and Vera Mattingly Bassett. She was a retired beautician and enjoyed crafts, painting, gardening, and quilting.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Phillip Derby, Sr., to whom she married on November 04, 1960, in Camargo, Illinois; two sons, Phillip Derby, Jr. and Bruce Derby; one grandson, Tanner Lucas Gee; parents-in-law, Don and Martha Derby; two brothers-in-law, Ronald Derby and Eugene Derby; two sisters-in-law, Margaret Derby and Dinah Derby; as well as one daughter-in-law, Dianne Derby.

Survivors include three daughters, Connie Buberle and partner Gary Vilt of Coal City, Illinois, Bernita "Charlie" Barborka and husband Frankie of Murray, Kentucky, and Debbie Darnell and husband Terry of Murray, Kentucky; one son, Eric Derby and wife Tammie of Murray, Kentucky; one sister, Lydia Turner and husband Willie of Murray, Kentucky; one brother, Larry Bassett and wife Brenda of Sullivan, Illinois; two daughters-in-law, Nancy Derby of Champaign, Illinois and Joyce Derby of St. Charles, Missouri; 19 grandchildren, Brooke Derby, Stephanie Derby, Michael Derby, Matt Derby, Dustin Derby, Chad Derby, Amy Johannsen, April Gilbertson, Nick Maierhofer, Adrienne Brady, Hannah Derby, Bailey Derby, Rachael Hargis, Melanie Lammers, Johnny Crum, Justine Daniels, Jacy Daniels, Lori Batts, Kimberly Barrett; also surviving are 35 great-grandchildren and eight great-great grandchildren; three nieces, Tina Cox, Robin Kruckeberg, Jennifer Dumbris; two nephews, Kirk Bassett and Eugene Derby; also surviving are many great nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 12:30 p.m., on Saturday, June 08, 2019, at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home with Rev. Kerry Lambert officiating. Burial will follow in the Hicks Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., on Saturday, June 08, 2019, at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Anna Mae Owen Residential Hospice House, 803 Poplar Street, Murray, Kentucky 42071.

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