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June Rose (Birkenkamp)
June Rose (Birkenkamp) France, a loving Mom and Grandmother, passed away at the age of 86, Saturday, August 9, peacefully at her home with her family by her side. She was born in Toledo, Ohio on June 8, 1928, to her parents, Hubert and Rose Birkenkamp Sr. She was a graduate of Libby High School. After her 4 daughters were born, she worked at her family owned funeral home, H.H. Birkenkamp. She was the 4th generation of the family's funeral business. She adored her family and friends, always putting everyone first. June faithfully attended Cedar Creek Church for many years.
June was preceded in death by her parents, Hubert and Rose Birkenkamp Sr.; her brothers, Donald Birkenkamp and Hubert "Sonny" Birkenkamp Jr.; beloved husband, Ben France and adored grandson, Bryan S. Murphy. June is survived by her four devoted daughters, Susan (John Stough) Birkenkamp, Lynn France, Cynthia (Bob Voyles) France and Deborah (Mark) Kelley. She greatly loved her grandchildren, Jeffery (Jennifer) Murphy, Daniel (Abby Wilson) Earl and Zachary Kelley; her great-grandchildren, Gaige Murphy, Chynna Murphy, Alyssa Murphy, Ryely Murphy and Bryan D. Earl; her brother, Bruce (Violet) Birkenkamp and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be on Wednesday, August 13, from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. at H.H. Birkenkamp Funeral Home, 3219 Tremainsville Rd, 419-473-1301. Funeral services will be on Thursday, beginning at 11 a.m. Pastor Rick DuShane from Cedar Creek Church will officiate. Interment will follow at Toledo Memorial Park. Our family wants to give a special "Thank You" to all the caregivers from Hospice of Northwest Ohio for their great care and support they gave to our Mom and her family. A special "Thanks" to Diana for all of her care and love to our Mom. Memorial contributions may be given to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 E. River Rd, Perrysburg, Ohio.
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Published in Toledo Blade on Aug. 11, 2014