June Ridgway Tull
COLUMBIA — June Ridgway Tull was a lifelong resident of Columbia who was active in community and church organizations. She was devoted to her husband and children — and was a maternal figure to her friends' children, as well.
Mrs. Tull died Friday, August 12, 2011. She was 90.
Mrs. Tull was born Feb. 7, 1921, in Columbia to F.G. and Ethel Gray Ridgway.
She attended Benton Elementary School, Jefferson Junior High School and graduated from Hickman High School in 1939. She obtained a bachelor of arts degree from MU.
Mrs. Tull married J. Robert "Bob" Tull on June 22, 1947. Her husband established a law practice three years later, and she served as his secretary.
Mrs. Tull previously worked for MFA Inc. and as a secretary to the comptroller at Stephens College.
Mrs. Tull became a stay-at-home mom to raise her twin daughters, Sally Jane and Susan June.
When her husband was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis in 1964, Mrs. Tull devoted herself to his care. Her assistance helped Mr. Tull practice law until his death in February 1997.
Mrs. Tull was an active member of the American Legion, the Women’s National Democratic Club and Grace Circle of King's Daughters, and a leader of the community Bible study at Missouri United Methodist Church. She also served as president of the Grant School PTA and a Brownie and Girl Scout leader.
Mrs. Tull is survived by two daughters, Sally Jane Logan of Louisiana, Mo., and Susan June Wessler of Columbia; and three grandsons, John Stark Logan, Robert Alan "Bob" Wessler and Brett Daniel Wessler.
Her husband and twin sister, Jane, died earlier.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011, at Bach-Yager Funeral Chapel, 1610 N. Garth Ave. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011, at Missouri United Methodist Church, 204 S. Ninth St., with the Rev. Amy Gearhart officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Missouri United Methodist Church, The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri, the Salvation Army, or Community Bible Study c/o the Bach-Yager Funeral Chapel.
Online tributes may be posted at bachyager.com.