June  F. Jackson passed away Thursday, April 18, 2013, at the age of 87 at Mt. Joseph Senior Village, Concordia. June was born on Dec. 14, 1925, in rural Republic County Kansas to Edward D. and Minnie M. (Forney) Vanek.
 She graduated from Concordia High School in 1943. She married Billie Lee Jackson on Jan. 21, 1945, at the Concordia First United Methodist Church. To this union they had two sons, Dennis and Larry. June retired from Southwestern Bell Telephone as an operator. She was a member of the retired Telephone Pioneer Women, Home Extension Unit and Trinity United Methodist Church. She enjoyed playing cards, gardening, sewing, cooking and loved to entertain family and friends. She was a wonderful and caring wife, mother and a good friend to all who knew her.
 She is survived by her husband, Billie Lee; sons, Dennis and wife Peggy and Larry and wife Kelly; grandson, Brett Jackson and stepgrandchild, Caitlin Allen, all of Concordia. She was preceded  in death by her parents.
 Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home with the Rev. Dean R. Frazier officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday, at the funeral home with family greeting friends from 6:30-7:30 p.m. The family suggest memorials to Meadowlark Hospice, in care of the funeral home. For online condolences, please visit www.chaputbuoy.com.



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