June Adams Williams
June Adams Williams was born during a flood June 7, 1935 in the unincorporated community of Belfast—West of Neosho, Missouri. June died in her home in the early morning hours Friday February 20, 2015 , steps from the place of her birth surrounded by those who loved her most. June graduated from Neosho High School in 1953 in the top 20 of her class. She attended St. John’s School of Nursing –Joplin until she left school to marry Lowell Williams just prior to his Air Force deployment to serve in the Korean conflict. Upon his return from Korea June joined Lowell stationed in Louisiana, then later Seattle. June spoke with great fondness of her time working in a charity hospital in Louisiana, which sparked her interest and passion for civil rights and equality which she carried throughout her life. . Her early married days were full of happiness and adventure. She loved Seattle and loved to talk about watching out her picture window to see the ships coming in and out of Puget sound. June attended Joplin Business College and attended Crowder College in 1963 during its first semester of operation. June was an administrative assistant and helped open Neosho’s Buddy L plant. In addition to her secretarial duties she was the plant“nurse” at Buddy L doing first response after industrial accidents. June worked at many jobs throughout her lifetime and always took pride in a job well done. She managed several retail stores selling clothing and later durable medical equipment. She prided herself in being able to look at a person’s physique and know what size and type of blue jeans would be most flattering to them. She rarely missed. She took pride in helping people navigate the Medicare and insurance systems to get medical supplies they needed in the days before computers. Upon” retirement” she became an in home care giver. She was a kind and gifted care giver She made the final days comfortable for all those she cared for. She accomplished her goal of dying with her boots on, caring for her family until minutes before the pain of cancer took her to the hospital. June loved gardening , yard work and home making She made a lovely home for herself and her family and was a warm and gracious hostess. She helped many people get back on their feet. She never hesitated to open her home to a person in need. June took pride in working her crossword puzzles in pen. She took joy in small things. She loved her family fiercely. Survivors include one daughter Rebecca Williams, Neosho; Grandchildren, Genevieve Williams, Joshua Love, Marissa Love, Valerie Love, Cesar Estrada, William Wiseman, Jason Hale and Chris Hale; four great-grandchildren and one brother, Don Adams. June was preceded in death by one son, Eric Williams; one brother, Pete Adams; three sisters, Bette Willis, Carol Willis and Laureva Lankford. The body has been taken for cremation. A Celebration of Life Visitation will be held at June's home (11186 Mulberry Rd, Neosho, MO) February 28, 2015 starting at 4pm. Arrangements under the personal direction of Campbell-Biddlecome Funeral Home, Seneca, MO. Contributions may be made to the Help Center in care of Campbell Biddlecome PO Box 380 Seneca, MO 64865.