June Maxine Smith, 82 of Stanley WI, finished her course
and received her reward on Thursday, June 29, 2017, at
home with her family by her side.
June was born on June 12, 1935, in Stanley, to Gilbert and
Signa (Reppe) Brown. She married Richard Smith on
October 16, 1951, at Pleasant Valley Church in Stanley.
Together, they raised nine children.
June was devoted to her husband and family. She was an
excellent wife and mother working very diligently to raise her
children right. She loved holidays, when the family would
gather at her home for food and conversation. “Grandma
June” doted on her grandchildren, never forgetting their
birthdays. She was quick with a hug, and mentioned how
much she loved them often. June was a talented musician
and taught piano lessons for many years. She was active in
music and children’s ministry at church throughout her life.
Reading, baking, and needlework were among her many
hobbies – gingerbread cookies was one of her specialties.
Most of all, June was passionate about serving the Lord.
She spent hours in prayer, “just me and Jesus.” She loved
reading her Bible and helping others who were struggling
with the cares of this life. June was a member of Abundant
Life Pentecostal Church in Thorp. Her faith in God was
unshakable and her love for Him was unwavering.
June was loved by her family and we will miss her dearly; our
only consolation is that she is now with Jesus for eternity.
June is survived by three sons, Paul (Mayda) Smith and Jay
(Terri) Smith of Stanley and Peter (Carol) Smith of Eau
Claire; five daughters, Pamela Hall of Chippewa Falls, Jill
(Les) Cormany of Stanley, Joyce (Alan) Millen of Fall Creek,
Evelyn (Scott) Flaminio of Iron Mountain, Mich. and Erin
(Jeremy) Foxwell of Eau Claire; 21 grandchildren; 20 great-
grandchildren (and counting); many nieces and nephews; a
sister-in-law, June Shilts of Stanley; and a brother-in-law,
James Smith of Stanley.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of
64 years, Richard; her in-laws, Ervin and Maxine Smith; her
sister Margaret “Dolly” Lewallen; and her son, Joey.
A funeral service will be held at 11AM on Monday, July 3,
2017 at Abundant Life Pentecostal Church in Thorp with
Rev. John Sindler officiating. Interment will be at Oakland
Cemetery in Stanley. Friends may call from 4:00 PM to 8:00
p.m., on Sunday at Plombon's Funeral Home in Stanley and
on Monday from 10AM until time of service at the church in