June T. Mentzer
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GRANVILLE: A memorial service celebrating the life of June T. Mentzer, 93, of Granville, will be held at 1:00 P.M., Saturday, January 18, 2014 at First Presbyterian Church, 110 W. Broadway, Granville with the Rev. Karen J. Chakoian, the Rev. Trip Porch and Chaplain Mark Pierce as celebrants.
June died peacefully January 14, 2014, at the Selma Markowitz Care Center of Hospice of Central Ohio, surrounded by family and friends. She was born June 15, 1920 in Portsmouth, Ohio to the late Robert P and Edna G. (Korth) Townsend.
During WWII, June served in the Army as a Staff Sergeant at Fort Douglas, Utah and was active with the USO. She attended Columbus School for Girls and Goucher College and received her B.A. and M.A. in psychology from The Ohio State University. June worked tirelessly for the children of Licking County through her work with the Starlight School, the Headstart Program, Licking County Schools and private practice. She was the first school psychologist for the Licking County school system. June retired as a School Psychologist and Director of Special Education for Licking County Schools.
June was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Granville where she served on many committees and as an Elder. She was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority, Ohio School Psychologists Association (Honorary Life Member), also Review Club, Monday Talks and several bridge clubs, where she enjoyed spending time with many dear friends. She enjoyed attending all of the local arts, theater, and orchestra performances.
Surviving are her children, Robert (Louise) Brown of Hampton, NH, Betsy Mentzer of Newark, Julie Pridgen, Kathryn Tatham, and Kristyn Mentzer, all of Granville; grandchildren, Wesley and Stephen (Katie) Pridgen, and Hannah Tatham, sister, Betsy Zahn, nephew, Jon Zahn and family, Suzy, Emily and Greg and niece, Laurel Toucan and family, Mike and Michelle.
In addition to her parents, June was preceded in death by her husband, Robert W Mentzer.
Arrangements are in the care of McPeek-Hoekstra Funeral Home in Granville. Online condolences may be expressed at www.mcpeekhoekstra.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church or Hospice of Central Ohio Foundation, P.O. Box 430, Newark, OH 43058.
McPeek-Hoekstra Funeral Home - Granville
133 South Prospect Street P.O. Box 185
Granville, OH 43023
Published in the Advocate on Jan. 16, 2014