June M. Fansler, Jan. 27, 1932 - Dec. 14, 2012, of Columbia

Tuesday, December 18, 2012 | 7:18 p.m. CST

June M. Fansler, 80, of Columbia, MO, and formerly of Houston, passed away Dec. 14 after a long illness.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.


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She was born in Texas County, MO, on Jan. 27, 1932, the daughter of Gale and Arletha Kiser.

June graduated from Houston High School in 1950 and spent much of her adult life in Colorado and Idaho. In 1996, the Ozarks called Harmon and June back home, and they returned to Missouri to be near family members.

June attended the Evangelical Free Church in Columbia. All who knew her were drawn to her quiet smile and dauntless spirit. Above all, she believed in her family and in a loving God.

Together, Harmon and June had six children: Debbie (Bill) McWhirter of Ingleside, Texas; Arletha (Ken) Albright of Chico, Calif.; Pam Fansler of Pueblo, Colo.; Kathy Fansler of Columbia, Mo.; Harmon (Keiko) Fansler of Long Beach, Calif.; and Kevin (Rich Isaac) Fansler of Seattle, Wash. They also are survived by five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by Harmon Fansler, her husband of more than 60 years.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation.

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