June R. Nichols, 87, of East Smithfield, Pa., passed away Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013 at home following a brief illness.
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June was born Nov. 6, 1925, in East Smithfield to the late Florence Ayers. She was very gracious and unselfish. She was a member of the East Smithfield Federated Church. June was a loving and caring wife, mother and grandmother. She worked alongside her husband, Charles, on their farm for 65 years. She enjoyed family gatherings during the holidays, playing skat and croquet. Holidays were always a special time for her. June always found the good in everything and was well known for her sense of humor.
June is predeceased by her mother; infant brother Glenn Robinson; brother Leland Robinson; and great-grandson Gabe Robson.
She is survived by her husband Charles, at home, of 67 years; five children, Sharon Yvonne and Stephen West of East Smithfield, Carla and Lyle Packard of Granville Summit, Pa., Constance and Stephen Pelton of Monroeton, Pa., Von Nichols and special friend Pat Bingaman of Herndon, Pa., and Jan with longtime companion Joy Stanton of Pine City, N.Y. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Shelley Schrimp and Darin Vough of East Smithfield, Pa., Stacey and Brian Hampton of Turbotville, Pa., Stephen West Jr. of Union, S.C., Heather Packard of Granville Summit, Pa., Haley and Tim Robson of East Smithfield, Pa., Anthony Pelton and Kelly Root of Monroeton, Pa., Sean and Melinda Pelton of Monroeton, Pa., Erica Nichols and Nico Suarez of Horseheads, N.Y., Rebekah and John Cook of Wake Forest, N.C., and Joseph Nichols of Wake Forest, N.C., Shelly and Mike Russell of Horseheads, N.Y.; as well as several great-grandchildren, Devin and Alissa Vough, Jacob Russell, Noah and Kaitlyn Robson, Austin and Brady Hampton, Jerrett Root, and Bjorn and Teddy Suarez.
Friends and family may call from 11 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, at the J.E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens, Pa.; funeral services to follow with Pastor Lavern Jackson officiating. Burial will be held at the Union Cemetery in East Smithfield, Pa.
Memorial donations may be made in her honor to the Disabled American Vets, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301, and Guthrie Hospice, RR1 Box 154, Towanda, PA 18848.
Those wishing to sign the E-guestbook or send condolences may do so by visiting www.loweryfuneralhome.com.
Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc.
225 S. Main Street Athens, PA 18810
Published in Daily Review on Oct. 31, 2013