June Eaton beloved wife of Fred Eaton for 64 years; loving mother of Ellen (Mark) Grimes, Jan (Jeff) Novak, and Linda (Gary) Lentz; devoted grandmother of Joe Novak, Jerilyn (Jason Soo) Novak, John Novak, David Grimes, and John (Niki) Grimes; dear sister of Robert (Pat) Adler and the late William Jr. (the late Leona) Adler; sister-in-law to Rosalie Wakefield; treasured aunt to her nieces and nephews; devoted friend to many.
June was born in Chicago to William and Alameda Adler. After graduating as valedictorian from Austin High School, June received her Bachelor’s Degree from Elmhurst College, and later earned her first Master’s Degree from Northwestern University. June had a passion for education, and earned two more Master’s Degrees during her 30-year career as a teacher in Berwyn, IL and Villa Park School District 45. After retiring from School District 45 she became the Director of The Christian Writers Institute. June was a prolific writer in her own right as she was published in countless Christian books and magazines. Even into her late 80’s June had an appetite for knowledge as she became the oldest person to earn the Botanical Artist Certification from the Morton Arboretum, combining her love for art and nature.
June married the love of her life Fred in 1956, and they raised three wonderful daughters in Villa Park. Their lives were centered around family, friends and St. Paul Lutheran Church. June’s entire life was dedicated to serving others, and her St. Paul family gave her many opportunities to do just that. She was a founding board member for the St. Paul Christian Day Care, served for many years as a Stephens Minister, and she and Fred were long time members of the Chancel Choir. For many years she pulled together the church’s Lenten devotional, which was the project she was joyfully working on at the time of her passing.
Above all, June loved her friends and family and they loved her. She would often send more than fifty Birthday, Anniversary, Get Well, Thank You or Just Thinking of You cards during the month. Every card was handwritten, and they were often hand made. We will all miss those beautiful messages and artwork arriving in the mail to brighten our days. June greatly enriched the lives of all that knew her.
Services and Interment will be private.
Memorials to St. Paul Lutheran Church, 545 Ardmore Ave., Villa Park, IL 60181 are appreciated.
Services and Interment will be private
St. Paul Lutheran Church
545 Ardmore Ave, Villa Park, IL 60181