June E. Larson died at the age of 65 on December 15, 2017, at Presence Covenant Medical Center in Urbana, surrounded by family.
June was born December 18, 1951, the daughter of Asa Campbell and Marguerite Campbell in Kansas.
At a young age she was brought to Danville, Ill., where she was raised by her eldest sister Opal Jones.
She was briefly married to David Gorman and had two beautiful sons, David Daniel "Danny" and Christopher Aaron. In March 1984, she wed the love of her life, James D. Larson. He survives.
Other survivors include two sisters, Loraine (Darrell) Price and Yvonne Holden; a brother, Patrick (Marcia) Stevens; two sons: Danny (Melissa Edwards) Gorman and Chris Gorman; a daughter, Brandi (Steve) Owens; five grandchildren, Shelbi Gorman, Christopher Owens, Brandon Owens, Jacob Owens and Joshua Owens; and lots of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Opal Jones, Paula Ewell, Kathleen Campbell; brothers, Paul Campbell, John Stevens, Roger "Butch" Jones and Robert Campbell.
June went to school in Danville, graduating from Danville High School. June had several jobs over the years, including at the Vermilion County Museum where she enjoyed giving tours and lectures on Vermilion County history. She worked at Provena hospital where she achieved her CNA. She then went on to work several years at the VA Medical Center as a CNA, advancing to the dispatch operator, from which she retired in 2015.
June was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother. Family was extremely important to her and she made sure everyone felt special. June was fun loving and very full of life.
She was very active in the community, volunteering to assist the elderly, a member of Crossroads Christian Church, Red Hats, Tops, her Bible study group and a Stampin Up craft club. She enjoyed traveling, going to local music events, theater, reading and creating cards and floral creations. She loved people and never met a stranger. She felt everyone had a story and she wanted to hear it. "June Bug" will be sadly missed by many.
June will have a viewing from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, December 21, at Pape Family Funeral Home, 10 E. Williams St., in Danville, with a service to follow at 1 p.m. at Pape's with Pastor Miles Clark officiating. She will be cremated with her final resting place at the Veterans Cemetery in Danville.
Messages and memories may be left on our website at www.papefuneral.com, or on the Pape Family Funeral Home Facebook page. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to an organization of the donor's choice.
Published on December 18, 2017