JUNE Samantha S. Samantha June, 14, was born on July 29, 1997, in Toledo, Ohio to Darell and Heather (Pratt) June. She passed away July 11, 2012, at Toledo Hospital in her loving parent's arms. Samantha was well loved by everybody. She never met someone that she didn't like or didn't like her. She enjoyed being the watergirl for the Oakdale football team and helping out with the cheerleaders. She also enjoyed hanging out with her girls. Samantha loved playing basketball, running track, and especially getting some ice cream at Chuggy's. If you ever met Samantha you knew to offer her a piece of gum, otherwise she had probably already helped herself to a piece. Samantha leaves behind her loving parents; brothers, Jordan Pratt and Tre June; grandmother, Joyce June, "Papa" Cary; great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Denny (Finley) Grubb; great-grandfather, Ross Finley Sr.; many aunts and uncles; bestest friend, Ciera Brewer; best male friend, Tonio, a host of loving cousins; her awesome six pack aunts, and her canine, Weiser. She was preceded in death by her "Nana" Cindy (Matney) Altenbaugh; grandpa, Gary Matney; cousin, Desirae; great-grandparents, Hope and Vincent Friedell; great grandma, Gladys Fizer, and great-grandma, Mildred Finley. Visitation will be held on Saturday, July 14, 2012, from 2-9 p.m. and Sunday, July 15, 2012, from 2-9 p.m. at the Eggleston-Meinert & Pavley Funeral Home, Millbury Chapel, 1111 Woodville Road. Funeral services will be conducted in the funeral home on Monday July 16, 2012, at 11 a.m. with interment to follow at Restlawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Samantha's name may be made out to the June family. www.egglestonmeinert.com
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Published in Toledo Blade on July 13, 2012