Juanita Sheffield


Juanita Dee Sheffield, 86, Platte, S.D., passed away Tues., July 26, 2022, at Platte Health Center Avera. Funeral Services were at 1 p.m. Sat., July 30, 2022, at Abundant Rock Church, Platte, with burial at Platte City Cemetery. Mount Funeral Home of Platte assisted with arrangements. Sympathy may be expressed through

Service was live-streamed on the funeral home website and “Mount Funeral Homes” Facebook page.

Juanita Dee Hamilton was born April 14, 1936, to William and Leona (Herzer) Hamilton in Garden City, Kansas. She graduated from Albuquerque High School, and on Oct. 14, 1953, married Mariano Juno Marcelli, Jr. From this union a daughter, Leonora Kathleen, was born.

On March 12, 1961, Juanita married Donald Richard Sheffield. From this union eight children were born: Donald Kevin, Terry Richard, Michael Shawn, Keith William, twin boys, Jennifer Lynn and Stephanie Colleen.

Survivors include six children: Kevin (Lisa) Sheffield of North Platte, Neb., Terry Sheffield of Silver City, N.M., Shawn (Sandy) Sheffield of Beresford, S.D., Keith Sheffield of Platte, S.D., Jennifer Sheffield of Wahpeton, N.D., and Stephanie (Dennis) Smith of Chopin, La.; son-in-law, Doyle Guthmiller of Menno, S.D.; 16 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Charles (Wanda) Sheffield; five sisters-in-law: Norma Hamilton, Clara McIver, Marliss Sheffield, Linda Sheffield and Laura Sheffield; many nieces and nephews.

Preceding in death were husbands: Mariano Marcelli (1957) and Donald Sheffield (2008); twin infant sons (1971); daughter, Kathy Guthmiller (2018); granddaughter, Angel Guthmiller; parents, William and Leona Hamilton; sister, Violet Thorbus; brother, JR Hamilton; parents-in-law, William and Dena Sheffield and many in-laws.