East Palestine - N. June Strawn, 88, formerly of North James Street, passed away at 5:53 a.m. Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at the Covington Community Campus, where she had been a resident.
June was born July 6, 1926 in Wetzel County, WV, a daughter of the late Jesse L. and Rosamond P. Daugherty Sands, and had resided in the East Palestine area since 1951. Prior to her retirement, she had been employed with the American Heart Association as a fund raiser, as well as in public relations.
Her husband, J. Edward Strawn, whom she married September 20, 1944, preceded her in death on April 17th of this year. A sister, Virginia Steele, and two brothers, Robert and Lloyd Sands, had also preceded her in death.
June is survived by three daughters, Judy Starrett, Grove City, Juanita L. Reeves, New Waterford, and Kathryn S. Zartman, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; and three sons, Michael Strawn, Homeworth, Robert Strawn, East Palestine, and Jeffrey Strawn, Columbia, TN; fourteen grandchildren, eighteen great grandchildren, and one great great granddaughter. She also leaves two sisters, Iris J. Watson, Florida, and Rosemary Peterson, Boone, NC.
The funeral service will be at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, August 2nd at the Oliver-Linsley Funeral Home. Officiating will be Mike Kodrich. Burial will follow in Glenview Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday. Friends will also be received for one hour prior to the service Saturday. The family has asked that memorial tributes take the form of contributions to the National Wildlife Assoc. or the American Heart Assoc.