services were held June 21, 2016 at the Banner Baptist Church in
Horntown for Frances “Juanita” Mauldin with her nephew Rev.
Martin Gustin and his wife Rev. Donna Gustin officiating.
Juanita was born April 28, 1922 in Wetumka to John Paul Schultz and
Ochria Faye (Blythe) Schultz and died June 17, 2016 in Shawnee. She
attended school at Moss Public Schools. Juanita was baptized at an early
age in a farm pond outside of Horntown.
She worked as a “Rosie the Riveter” during World War II on P-38 Fighter
Planes at Douglas Aircraft in Tulsa. Being one of the “Rosie the
Riveters” was something she was always proud of. On March 5,
1943 she married Vernon Leo Mauldin in North Augusta, South Carolina.
They had three children, Ronda, Steve and Stan.
Farming and ranching was something that Juanita also had a passion
for. She was a member of the American Quarter Horse Association. She
enjoyed raising quarter horses and cattle. At one time she also raised
German Shepard and Blue Heeler dogs.
She was a wonderful cook for her family and loved ones. She was also a
perfectionist at almost everything she did which included her love for
sewing. She had the ability and foresight to do just about anything that
she set her mind on from tearing out walls in the house and remodeling
to helping with brush hogging and plowing on the tractor in the fields
on their farm.
Juanita spent her entire career of over 27 years as a bank
teller/bookkeeper at the First National Bank and People’s State Bank in
Holdenville and First National Bank of Wewoka. She also worked a short
time as an inspector at Seamprufe in Holdenville. She loved her family
and spending time with her children, grandchildren, and
great-grandchildren, and friends.
Juanita was preceded in death by her parents, husband Vernon,
sisters Pauline (Schultz) Miller, Mary Catherine (Schultz) Henson, Lois
(Moss) Smith, brother Lloyd Moss and one precious grandson, Scott Austin
She is survived by her daughter, Ronda Hillman, and husband, Joe of
Shawnee, and two sons, Steve Mauldin, of Holdenville, Stan Mauldin, and
wife, Kim, of Bartlesville; three grandsons, Ron Hillman, of Shawnee,
Jon Hillman and wife Jennifer, of Prosper, TX, and Sage Mauldin of
Norman, 3 great-granddaughters: Ashia Hillman, of Ada, Ella and Ava
Hillman, of Prosper, TX; as well as a host of other relatives and
Pallbearers were her grandsons: Ron Hillman, Jon Hillman and Sage
Mauldin, nephews Danny Mauldin, Benny Mauldin and Randy Mauldin.
Interment will follow services at the Calvin Cemetery. Services were
under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home in Holdenville.