CELEBRATING JUANITA SEARFOSS ON HER 90TH BIRTHDAY; Congressional Record Vol. 163, No. 53
(Extensions of Remarks - March 27, 2017)

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           CELEBRATING JUANITA SEARFOSS ON HER 90TH BIRTHDAY

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                          HON. JACKIE WALORSKI

                               of indiana

                    in the house of representatives

                         Monday, March 27, 2017

  Mrs. WALORSKI. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor Juanita Searfoss, a 
great Hoosier who is celebrating her 90th birthday today.
  Juanita M. Searfoss was born on March 27, 1927, in South Bend, 
Indiana, to Dorotha M. and Herschel A. Sharp, who were loving Christian 
parents. She also had three brothers, David C. Sharp (deceased), Jerry 
D. Sharp of Bonita Springs, Florida, and Ronald (Mary) Sharp of South 
Bend.
  On October 7, 1950, she married Clifford L. Searfoss. They were 
married for 55 years until his death in 2005. Their loving marriage 
produced six children, 16 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren.
  Juanita graduated from Central High School in South Bend and Indiana 
University in Bloomington with a degree in medical technology. She 
worked for the South Bend Medical Foundation, retiring after 21 years 
of service.
  Juanita has always been active in her church--she has been a member 
of the Sonlight Fellowship Wesleyan Church since the age of ten--and 
various volunteer and service organizations. For many years she has 
planned and made a meal every two months for Hope Ministries. She was a 
member of Faith in Action, did respite care for several families, and 
helped support several missionaries, as well as the Northern Indiana 
Food Bank and Chiara House. She is a member of the St. Joseph County 
Home Extension Normain club, a Bible study group, Gleaners, a Red Hat 
Society group, and a hospice organization, just to name a few. In 2008 
she was awarded the Golden Hoosier Award for her volunteer work. She 
still loves to read, travel, play the piano, crochet, and spend time 
with her family and friends.
  Many have benefitted from her strong faith, her kind and caring 
nature, her quiet wisdom, and her unconditional love.
  Happy 90th Birthday, Juanita.

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