Juanita was raised in the Hartville, Missouri, area and attended school at Mountain Grove, Missouri, and was in the class of 1976. She spent most of her career as a waitress, working in many of the local restaurants. In her spare time she loved going to, as well as having, yard sales.
Juanita was saved and baptized at an early age and was attending Willow Springs Free Will Baptist Church near Mountain Grove at the time of her passing. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and sister. Family was important to her and she always looked forward to getting together, having a wiener roast, and watching the little kids run around and play.
On April 7, 2006, she was united in marriage to Tony Bell. They shared 12 happy years together.
Besides her father, Juanita was preceded in death by a sister, Barbara Dugger, and a nephew, Reggie Williams.
She is survived by her husband, Tony Bell of the home, two sons, Brandon Fillinger and wife Amy of Port Charlotte, Florida, and Tyler Fillinger of Mountain Grove; one stepson, Justin Bell of Andover, Kansas; four grandchildren, Kylee, Austin, and Ryan Fillinger of Eudora, Kansas, and Atalee Fillinger of Mountain Grove; four step-great-grandkids, MaJenta Bell of Andover, Kansas, and Mikaela, Kainan, and Garrick Wake of Port Charlotte, Florida; her mother, Fern Dugger of Mountain Grove; two sisters, Tammy Williams and husband Zach of Norwood, Missouri, and Marsha Pamperien and husband Kirk of Mountain Grove; three brothers, Tony Dugger of Hartville, Ricky Dugger and wife Missy of Mountain Grove, and Gregg Dugger and wife Rebecca of Houston, Missouri; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends who will miss her.
Visitation was held Tuesday, February 13, 2018, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. at Willow Springs Free Will Baptist Church, Mountain Grove. Funeral services followed the visitation, also at the church, with Rev. Duane Crewse and Rev. Zach Williams officiating. Adam Harker, Johnathan Pamperien, Timmy Pamperien, Ethan Williams, Christopher Dugger, and Evan Dugger served as pallbearers. Song selections were performed by Courtney Stout. Burial was in Hillcrest Cemetery under the direction of Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home, Mountain Grove.