Norma June (Coffland) Ankrom, 90, of Circleville, passed away Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at Pickaway Manor.
She was born June 28, 1926, in Circleville, the daughter of Leonard Elsworth and Mary (Stout) Coffland.
One of six children, which included two sets of twins, June was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Mark; brother, Leonard “Jack” Jr. (who was a twin to sister, Lois); and twin sisters, Margie and Marion.
June graduated from Circleville High School in the class of 1944 and looked forward to seeing her schoolmates at their monthly luncheons. June also was a graduate of Bliss Business College.
During her younger years, June worked for Ralston Purina Mills, then went on to work in the Pickaway County Auditor’s Office until retirement.
June was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church, the Child Advancement Club and the Order of Eastern Star.
June’s love of children found her teaching Sunday School and providing child care for several years. She was an avid reader and enjoyed playing cards, doing word search and working jigsaw puzzles.
She loved people and was happiest when surrounded by her family. Whether it was watching the grandkids play ball, gathering around the table for a meal or going to the beach for family vacations, June loved every moment.
June leaves behind her loving husband, Bill, whom she married on Feb. 18, 1949; son, Ty (Dacia) Ankrom; daughter, Teresa (Milt) Emerine; grandchildren, Ryan (Kristin) Ankrom, Sara (Kevin Fricke) Ankrom, Colin Ankrom, Michelle (Travis) Stone and Micah (Lacie) Emerine; great-grandchildren, Jacob and Alli Ankrom, Kole Fricke and Breece Stone; sister, Lois Nye; special niece, Darlene Summerell; and many other beloved nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law and friends.
Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 3, 2017, at Defenbaugh-Wise-Schoedinger Funeral Home with Chaplain Jim Ferrell officiating. Burial will be in Forest Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
The family would to thank the staff of Pickaway Manor Rehab and Berger Hospice for the excellent care they provided June.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Rainbow Fund, 600 N. Pickaway St., Circleville, OH 43113 or charity of choice.
To send condolences or share a memory, visit www.schoedinger.com.
This article originally appeared on The Pickaway News Journal