Juanita Lea Papineau

Jun 25th, 1950 - Oct 3rd, 2020
Juanita Lea Papineau

Juanita Lea Papineau – 70 , of Harrisburg, Illinois

passed away from complications after surgery,

Saturday October 3rd, 2020 in Herrin, Illinois

At her request, there will be no memorial service at this

time and the ashes, will be interred at a later date. 

Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home is assisting the family with

arrangements.

She was born June 25, 1950 in Kankakee, Illinois

and the daughter of Robert C. Witham and

Louise Loucado-Witham

She married Benjamin Cremer, and then later

Donald Papineau , Sr.

Surviving are; a special friend – Harold “Ray” Baker

her 3 sons, Michael(Tina) Cremer of Rome, Ga.

Donald L Papineau Jr of Harrisburg IL and

Aaron L.Papineau of Locust Grove, GA 3 grandchildren

Scott(Holly) Cremer ;Thomas(Jessica) Cremer and

Zakk(Caitlin) Papineau of Florida, 3 great-grandchildren

Kinsley, Landyn, and Anthony

Sisters: Sandra(John) Mazzuchi of Bradley, IL 

Patricia Smith of Harrisburg IL Jeannie Darr of

Kankakee and Robert P Witham(Joan) of Kankakee, IL

Several nieces and nephews

In addition to her first husband, Benjamin Cremer

she was precceded by her daughter, Brenda Cremer

son Anthony L Papineau. step-son Christopher Papineau

brothers Daniel R Coy,Allen P. Witham and brother-in-law

Richard Darr parents Louise (Loucado) Baranowski and

Robert C. Witham and step-father Stanley Baranowski

She was a former employee of Shapiro Development Center Food Service

in Kankakee IL , Best Glove MFG. Menlo GA and Retired from

Hayes State prison in Trion GA

She loved her dogs, Tinker and Penny, and other various pet farm

animals. She loved all of her friends like Family

Her favorite hobbies were, traveling, crocheting, bargain shopping

and she loved to cook and bake…

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11 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Fry, angela

    From: martinton, Illinois

    Date: October 7, 2020

    My love for you does not stop here on earth. I will love you always!

  • Guest: Tracy Johnston

    From: Ingersoll, Michigan

    Date: October 7, 2020

    Juanita had the biggest heart.
    She made me a tinkerbell onesie over 12 years ago and I still have it going strong today.
    She loved her family and called her boys her monsters…
    I remember her african grey in Trion, GA and hearing the bird say “Stupid dog, Stupid dog” and then whistle.. made us all laugh.
    Her cooking was so yummy.. she spoiled everybody that entered her home. She will be missed.
    Ever loving her Canadian adopted daughter. As I can’t put Ontario Canada I put the closest US state.. LOL

  • Guest: MaDonna Zasada

    From: Kankakee, Illinois

    Date: October 7, 2020

    We love and miss you dearly Juanita. You were a ray of sunshine with a side of sass. You were a great listener,advice giver even if we didn’t want to here it,you gave it anyway. You were a great friend and Aunt. You were a friend/ family to all. Fly high with the angels, until we met again. Love you ,
    Monster #3 MaDonna,Brian Sr Zasada and family

  • Guest: Daniella Mazzuchi harris

    From: Bradley, Illinois

    Date: October 7, 2020

    Words can not express the loss we feel now your gone ,you will always be in our hearts.I will never forget the long talks and Adivce you gave even if we didn’t want it! Lol you were one of a kind ,love you Bunches!!!
    ❤ Dani xo

  • Guest: Daniella Mazzuchi harris

    From: Bradley, Illinois

    Date: October 7, 2020

    words can not express the loss I feel.You will always be remembered, I will miss your long talks and late night Txt..Given advice if I wanted it or not! Lol your kindness and the love you had for your entire family near or far…i will miss you forever…and Tigger will to…. ♡ till we meet again! Love DaniRae!! Monster # 4

  • Guest: Roger Frizzell

    From: Summerville, Illinois

    Date: October 7, 2020

    Loved working with her at Hays State Prison for several years. She was always in a good mood and made me laugh when things got rough at work. She will always be my sister in blue. RIP sister. May God bless your family during this very difficult time.

  • Guest: Roger Frizzell

    From: Summerville, Georgia

    Date: October 7, 2020

    Loved working with her at Hays State Prison for a few years. She was always in a good mood and would make you feel better when things got rough at work. RIP sister in blue. May God bless your family during this very difficult time.

  • Guest: Christy

    From: Chattanooga, Tennessee

    Date: October 7, 2020

    I worked with her at Hays SP. I was so shocked and sad to hear this. She was so nice and fun to work with. My prayers are with every one of you ❤️ Rest in peace Pappy!

  • Guest: tina mazzuchi

    From: Bourbonnais, Illinois

    Date: October 7, 2020

    RIP Sweet Angel 😇 u will be missed 😢 love u monster #5

  • Guest: Mark vanvleck

    From: Kankakee, Illinois

    Date: October 9, 2020

    I’m so sorry to hear this. She was a great family friend. My condolences to the family. It’s never easy loosing a loved one

  • Guest: Kellie Barnett

    From: Du Quoin, Illinois

    Date: October 11, 2020

    I’m sorry for anyone that knew her well, including myself. She was a very dear lady and is missed by all.