Juanita Veda was born to Justin Emanuel and Ellen Verba (Whitledge) Magee May 17, 1915 in Bloomfield. Although born in Stoddard County, Nita attended public schools in East St. Louis, Illinois, before she returned to Bloomfield, from where she graduated and fell in love with Osal Capps. They married Oct. 21, 1935, in Waterloo, Ill. When her husband returned from WWII service, he attended Missouri University, then transferred to the University of Michigan. Nita worked at these universities and attended classes. In Missouri, she was active in the First Baptist Church of Rolla and Jefferson City. Nita was a Federal government employee, library board member, and public school teacher. After moving to Lubbock in 1996, she was a member of Oakwood Baptist Church.
Survivors include son Robert O. and wife Donna S. Capps, of Lubbock; three grandchildren: Karen and husband Joel Drake, of Meadow, Texas, Bennett and wife Catherine Capps, of Kansas City and Kenneth and wife Kristi Capps, of Evergreen, Colo.; seven great-grandchildren Erin Ashley, of Lubbock, Brian Ashley of Levelland, Phillip and wife Katie Drake and Stephanie Drake, all of Lubbock; and Jessica Capps, Matthew Capps, and David Capps, of Kansas City; two sisters, Dorothy Launius, of Searcy, Ark., and Betty Phillips of Bloomfield; as well as a number of nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the Osal B. and Juanita V. Capps Scholarship Fund, Univ. of Missouri, Gift Planning & Endowments, 302 Reynolds Alumni Center, Columbia, Mo, 65211 or a favorite charity.