June Graf

June M. Graf

CRESTLINE: June M. Graf, 90, of 7492 Krichbaum Road, Crestline, died Saturday, January 26, 2013 at Crestline Nursing Home after a brief illness.

June was born on the Century Farm, north of Crestline, on June 12, 1922 to the late Floyd W. and Minnie K. Kreps. She married Paul F. Graf on June 12, 1947 and they were married for nearly 10 years.

She was a graduate of the Crestline High School, Class of 1940 and attended Mansfield Business College. She worked as a receptionist and secretary for the former Burch Corporation in Crestline from 1941-1948. She worked in the engineering department at Gledhill Road Machinery, Galion from 1958-1975. She worked for a year for Gene Newell, Galion. From 1975-1978 she was employed at Tasco, Crestline and then for American Electric Products from 1978-1983. She also worked for a short time at the Ben Franklin Store, Crestline.

June was a lifetime member of Calvary United Church of Christ, Crestline. She was very devoted to her church and played in the Sunday School orchestra, served as Sunday School superintendent, taught Sunday School for 60 years, was a member of Girls' Guild, Christian Endeavor, Women's Missionary Circle, Ruth Missionary Circle and Tabitha Circle. She also sang in the church choir and played in the church bell choir and on the church dartball team. Being a member of The Grange was an important part of her life. She was an active member of the Leesville Grange #2078 for over 75 years. She was also a member of the Crawford County Pomona Grange # 36, the Ohio State and National Granges. Through the years, she held various offices in the Grange at the local level. She belonged to 4-H club and the Crestline Roundabouts Homemakers Club. She played in the Crestline High School Band, the Alumni Band and Gilbert's All Girls Band.

She is survived by her son Donald M. Graf, Crestline and a daughter & son-in-law Kathie A. and Kenneth E. Burkman of Delaware. She is also survived by many cousins.

Friends may call Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. at the Mark A. Schneider Funeral Home, Crestline. Funeral services will be held at the Mark A. Schneider Funeral Home, Crestline on Weds., January 30, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. with her son-in-law Kenneth Burkman officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery, Crestline.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Calvary United Church of Christ, Crestline in care of the funeral home.

Online condolences may be made to the family at masfh.com

Published in the News Journal on Jan. 28, 2013