June Hughes Neely, 79, of Marietta, was born on July 2, 1933, in Noble County, to Lotis and Clarice (Willey) Hughes. She died Thursday (July 26, 2012) at Harmer Place, Marietta.
June was a member of North Hills Baptist Church. While residing in Waterford, she volunteered as an Emergency Medical Technician on the Beverly-Waterford Volunteer Fire Department (10 years) and was a treasurer of many community organizations.
She was a loving and devoted Christian mother and grandmother. June's natural curiosity and zest for knowledge will carry on through her children: Julie Duncan, Marietta; Cindy Arnold (Nelson), Batavia, Ill.; Teresa Stuart (John), Marietta; Sharon Lilly (Kevin), Columbus; and one son: David Neely (Wendy), Covington, Va.; 12 grandchildren: Kyle, Katie, Kelsey, Jazmine Arnold; John Thomas Stuart; Caleb, Keegan, Kora, and Candace Lilly; Savannah, Makayla, and Ava Neely; and one great-grandchild, Malcolm Arnold. She is also survived by one brother, Clair Hughes of Caldwell.
Visitation will be Saturday (July 28, 2012) from 6 until 9 p.m. at Leavitt Funeral Home, 801 Victor St., Belpre, Ohio 45714; (740) 423-6326 and at the church one hour prior to services. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. at North Hills Baptist Church, 108 Stonecrest Dr., Marietta 45750. Burial will follow in the Keith Cemetery, Keithtown, Ohio 43724. Memorials may be given to O'Neill Center, 333 Fourth St., Marietta 45750 or the Mid-Ohio Valley Alzheimer's Association, 1601 Second Ave., Charleston, W.Va., 25387.