WESTOVER - Beverly June Hughes, 91, of Westover, transitioned to eternal life on Nov. 27, 2021 at Ridgeview Elder Care Center, due to complications from COVID.
She had resided at Ridgeview for seven years and was known to her family there as Bev, and to us as June.
June is survived by three children, Joanne Salsgiver (Tom) of Mechanicsburg, David Hughes (Carolyn) of Burnside, and Carol Fox (Brian) of Westover; three sisters, Roseann Dixon (Roger) of Philipsburg, Susan Braniff (Gary) of Mineral City, Ohio and Virginia Jackson (Dick) of Philipsburg. June is also survived by six grandchildren, Becky Fowler (Tim) of Lake City, Fla., Brent Salsgiver (Mary) of Harrisburg, Krissy Durbin (John) of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Mark Fox (Kate) of Westover, Cindy Isenberg (Josh) of Westover, and Marcy Johnson of Irvona.
Also surviving are seven great grandchildren, Madison Regan, Gavin and Owen Durbin of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Max and Molly Maines of Woodland, Mason Salsgiver of Harrisburg, and Maren Jane Isenberg of Westover; also several nieces and nephews, their families and a multitude of friends of all ages.
June was pre-deceased by her husband of 60 years, Elmer L. Hughes of Westover; her mother, Evelyn France Cullen of Winburne; her father, Henry Cullen of Mount Union; her step-father Paul Kreuz and step-mother Velda Shimmel Kreuz of Philipsburg; her son Kenny Hughes of Glen Campbell; her grandson B.J. Fox of Pittsburgh; and an infant son deceased at birth.
June graduated from Cooper Township High School in Winburne and worked in the office at J.H. France Manufacturing Company in Snow Shoe.
She married her cute farmer husband after meeting him while roller skate dancing. She began her new life as the farmer's wife in southern Clearfield County. Thirteen years and four children later, she had mastered gardening, canning, freezing and baking. She loved ""digging in the dirt"" with her plants and flowers. She tolerated farm cats, dogs, rabbits and geese. She hated gathering the eggs, feeding those 4-H pigs and getting a phone call that ""the cows are out on the road!" June spent 26 years serving Clearfield County in the Treasurer's Office at the Clearfield County Courthouse. She worked as a clerk and as the deputy treasurer.
During retirement she kept busy spending time with grandchildren and discovering a new found talent of quilting. She completed several beautiful pieces and also taught others to quilt.
June loved to travel and was able to visit many states, take cruises to Alaska, Bermuda, the Holy Lands and visit several European countries. She was a member of East Ridge United Methodist Church, Order of the Eastern Star and Harmony Grange No. 1201 of Westover. She was one of the original fair board members of the Harmony Grange Fair, working in the fair office for many years.
June fought medical and surgical challenges for years; she taught us to stay positive and keep busy. But now she is tired and deserves to rest in peace. It was a life well lived in faith!
Due to current COVID and family conditions, there will be no services at this time. A celebration of her life will be announced at a later date. Interment will be private at Harmony Cemetery.
Donations in her memory may be directed to either East Ridge United Methodist Church Women's Missionary group c/o Barbara Miles, 4669 Ridge Rd., Westover. Pa., 16692 or Harmony Cemetery Association c/o Carol Fox, 2469 Harmony Rd., Westover, Pa. 16692.
The Waldron Funeral Home of Mahaffey has been entrusted with the arrangements.
To share a memory, visit www.mccabewaldronfh.com.
Published by The Progress from Nov. 29 to Nov. 30, 2021.