June A. (Now) Huston, 88, of Rockford, Ohio passed away on Saturday, October 7, 2023 at Hearth and Home at Van Wert.


She was born on December 17, 1934, in Mercer County, Ohio to the late Orville and Grace (Copeland) Now.


On December 11, 1999 she married Chalmer Huston, who preceded her in death on November 9, 2022.


June was a 1952 graduate of Mendon Union High School. In her early years, while being a housewife, she also taught kindergarten. She went on to work at Aeroquip for 12 years. Then June worked as a sales associate in the Sporting Goods Department at Van Wert Walmart until she ultimately retired.


She was a member of Trinity Friends Church in Van Wert and enjoyed doing church activities. June enjoyed traveling and had visited 48 states. Her favorite trip was to the Holy Land! June enjoyed doing puzzles. But most of all she loved the Lord and enjoyed spending time with her family.


Surviving are two children, Brian (Tammy) Evans of Rockford,Ohio and Janet (Evans) Dailey of New Haven, Indiana; one brother, Larry Now of Montezuma, Ohio; one sister, Joan Counterman of Celina, Ohio; six grandchildren Matt (Amber) Evans, Jamie (Jason) Miller; Josh (Brittanie) Evans, Gabriel (Kristin) Evans, Joe Evans, and Jarrett Dailey, as well as eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.


In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one son, Milo Steven Evans; one son-in-law, Jeff Dailey, a brother, Jerry Now and sister in law Jean Now.


Services will be held 11:00 am Saturday, October 14, 2023 at Ketcham Ripley Funeral Home, 111 W. First Street, Rockford, OH 45882 with Pastor Kylie Owens officiating. Interment will follow in Tomlinson Cemetery, 6522 Mercer Van Wert County Line Road Rockford, OH 45882.


Family and friends will be received from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm Friday, October 13, 2023, as well as one hour prior to the funeral service, at the funeral home .


Donations in memory of June may be made to Trinity Friends Church, 605 N. Franklin St., Van Wert, OH 45891.


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Arrangements have been entrusted to Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home, 111 W. First Street, Rockford, OH 45882.


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