June Wilson, age 86, died on Sunday, April 15, 2012 at Israel Family Hospice House in Ames, IA.
Funeral services will be held on April 20, 2012 at 10:30 am at St. John's United Methodist Church in Radcliffe. June will be buried in the Buckeye Cemetery.
Friends may call at Boeke Funeral Home in Radcliffe, on Thursday, April 19, 2012 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.
Alyce June Wilson was born June 9, 1925, on a farm near Williams, Iowa. She was the daughter of Theron E. and Agnes (Madden) Kellogg.
She grew up on the family farm, attended rural school and graduated from Williams High School as valedictorian of the Class of 1943. She then attended Iowa State Teacher's College in Cedar Falls. She taught rural school in Hardin County.
On November 25, 1945, June was united in marriage to Edwin Wilson at the Methodist Church in Williams, Iowa. After their marriage, they moved into a house on the Wilson farm. She actively participated with Ed in the farming operation. She enjoyed maintaining a large flower garden and was an active homemaker, canning pickles, freezing raspberries, strawberries and sweet corn. Ed and June's favorite pastimes were traveling, visiting friends and family and were always ready for a good picnic. She and Ed remained on the Wilson family farm until they retired into Story City in December 1999.
She was a member of St. John's United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday school, vacation bible school and was past-president of the United Methodist Women.
June was highly involved in her children's education and school activities including P.T.A., Band Boosters and served as a homeroom mother.
One of June's favorite pastimes was crocheting Afghans for her children and grandchildren, as well as, sewing many clothes for her daughter Marilyn and her dolls.
June had been a resident of the Hubbard Care Center for the last four years.
Those thankful for having shared June's life include her three children - Melvin and his wife Pat of Cedar Rapids, Marilyn and her husband Charles Brinkmeyer of Ankeny, and Marvin and his wife Annette also of Ankeny; six grandsons - Adam (Nichole) Wilson, Jared (Patti) Brinkmeyer, Lucas Brinkmeyer Nathan (Jenny) Brinkmeyer, Sherman (Sarah) Wilson and Tyler Wilson; four great-grandchildren - Connor, Danielle and Caitlin Brinkmeyer and Brooklyn Wilson; along with many other relatives and friends.
June was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Edwin and two sisters Ethyl Martin and Ruth Dickson.
Boeke Funeral Home of Radcliffe in charge of arrangements.
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