June Juenge McKinney (1945 – 2021) obituary – Jonesboro, AR

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June Elleonora Juengel Mckinney passed away peacefully at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro Arkansas on Wednesday, August 5, 2021. She has lived in Florence, Alabama for the past 51 years. She was born on May 10, 1945 in Kansas City, Missouri.
She is survived by her daughter Tamara “Tammy” and her husband Scott and her two grandchildren Drew and Ashley Roberson, who call their grandmother “Oma”, her son Don Mckinney, all of Jonesboro, and her brother Victor Sr . and his wife Janet Juengel of Helena, Arkansas, his nephew David Bond and his wife Karin, and their daughter Peyton Bond, Adrian Bond, nephew Mike and Debbie Bond and their sons Chris, Richard and Scott, brother-in-law Julian and Bette Mckinney , Greg, Julie, Mitchell, Keith and Dori Mckinney and Cheree and Mike Hutton.
Death process by her 46-year-old husband Don Mckinney Sr, her mother and father, Elleonora and Victor Juengel, her sister Jane and her brother-in-law Bill Bond, her nephew Stewart Juengel, her sister-in-law Neicy Mckinney, her step-sister -brother -loi Butch and his wife Nancy Mckinney.
June studied at Sacred Heart Academy until Grade 10, when she closed and completed high school at Central in Helena. Studied at the University of the Seven Seas then
Ouchita Baptist college where she was married to Don Mckinney. She and Don moved to Decatur, Alabama to give birth to her son and daughter. She volunteered with the Jaycees to work with children with MS, moved to Huntsville for a few years before moving to Florence to teach dance, worked with the city to organize national / regional football tournaments in Florence, Alabama. She worked for St. Joseph’s Church for twenty years – overseeing the construction of the new hall, the renovation of the school building, the maintenance of the church properties, created a group to serve the poor and was church secretary for Father Mark, Father David. , Father James and Father O’Reilly.
She was one of the first extraordinary women ministers at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Florence, Alabama. Then she worked for several years for a lawyer in Florence where she helped and made many friends, she even worked at the silent auction of the fall festival in 2019 where she had so much fun, and last year she worked for the Census Bureau. She was a member of the Forest Hills Pool Board of Directors, a member of the Forest Hills Neighborhood Watch, and a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.
June was the queen of crafts. She painted, crocheted angels, made wire spiders, butterflies and dragonflies. She traveled annually to participate in the Lil ‘bit of Christmas craft fair at A-State with friends and to celebrate Christmas with grandmothers in Jonesboro.
She loved dancing, music, organizing and shopping. She collected Santas, especially those with the baby Jesus. Her favorite times were with her grandchildren at the pool, playing baseball, working out at the gym and playing monopoly. Everyone remembers June’s smiles and kindness.
Visitations will be on Tuesday, August 10 at 9 a.m. at the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Jonesboro, and Father Daniel Ramos will celebrate mass at 10 a.m. A burial near the grave at Holy Cross Cemetery will follow Mass, the Ladies of the Heart of Mary will organize a lunch for family and friends in the parish hall.
A celebration of June’s life will take place at her residence in Florence, Al at a later date.
For lasting remembrance, please consider making donations to Blessed Sacrament Church Rectory 1107 East Highland Jonesboro, Arkansas, 72401 or to students of St. John Newman University Parish College 2800 East Johnson Ave, Jonesboro, Arkansas 72401. To sign an online guestbook, visit emersonfuneralhome.com.

Send sympathy flowers at the funeral home, or plant memorial trees in a state forest.

Posted by Emerson Funeral Home – Jonesboro on Aug 6, 2021.


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