ANTWERP — June Temple of Antwerp went home to be with her Lord Jesus on Thursday, May 16, 2019.
Born June 15, 1922, the daughter of J. Frank and Fannie (Ruff) Shumaker in Bremen, Ohio. She graduated from Flint High School, Flint, Michigan. She studied nursing at Lancaster, Ohio, Hospital where she met her future husband, James S. Temple, who precedes her in death. They were married on December 27, 1940. She was a Navy wife during World War II and Jim’s Navy Reserve years. Shes also was preceded in death by her stepmother, Dorothy Moyer.
As a child, she loved to go to her Grandma Ruff’s farm, where her mother and 10 sisters and brothers were raised. She went to high school at Hughes High School in Cincinnati and went to see President Franklin D. Roosevelt speak at her father’s urging, She attended four high schools in four years as her father sold Chevrolets. June wrote a column “Tales and Legends” that Sandra plans to have them published with other memories. She was a fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes. She ended every column with her belief “Take Care — I care” She told her family when asked how you are, say “I’m great, and tomorrow I might be.” June believed you should tell the truth, for when you tell the truth you are right with God and all things are possible. She was compassionate, brave, strong-willed and positive.
She worked with her husband at The Twin City News, Baltimore, Ohio; and they bought the Antwerp Bee-Argus in 1958 and she set type on the linotype, did bookkeeping, and when her husband died in 1996 she was the publisher and still did proofreading, mailing and bookkeeping. She retired at the age of 92 years young. She had been a Sunday school teacher in Baltimore and a Brownie and Girl Scout leader in Delphos. In Antwerp, she was a supporter of the Ehrhart Museum. and Antwerp St. Louis Wabash Depot. She liked the depot so much that she invested in its future and personally helped save the depot by putting on a new metal roof, June was an arthritis hero. She was a compassionate friend, and eager to help others and always happy to greet others and welcome them into her family. She was a member of First United Presbyterian, Antwerp, charter member of VFW Auxiliary 5087, American Legion Post 253 Auxiliary and Rotary Ann.
She is survived by three children, Marcia (Rev. Gilmore) Creelman of Jasper, New York, and Sandra Temple and Rodger S. Temple, both of Antwerp; four grandchildren, Brian (Sheri), Allen (Sheri), Sue Creelman and Carol Lapham; eight great-grandchildren, Brian (Leah), Debra, Heather, Holly and Scotty Creelman, Joshua, Kevin and Justin Lapham; eight great-great-grandchildren, Ashton Bryant, Konnar, Brayton, Grayson and Jayce Creelman and Lincoln, Emma and Juliana Lapham; and loyal four-legged friend, Suzie-Q Maya Mac.
The funeral service is Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Antwerp, with viewing 9:30-10:15 a.m. She will be laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery. Viewing is also Tuesday from 5-7 p.m., with a VFW auxiliary service at 7 p.m. at Dooley Funeral Home, Antwerp.
Memorials are to Sandra Temple. Fond memories may be shared at dooleyfuneralhome.com.