June E. Godwin, 86, of Bellefontaine passed away at 12:44 p.m. Monday, April 15, 2019, at Hospice of Central Ohio in OSU Wexner Medical Center, Columbus.
She was born in Bellefontaine on June 26, 1932, a daughter of the late Everett and Edith Mosier Conklin.
In 1955, she married Jack L. Godwin and he preceded her in death June 21, 2014. She is also preceded her in death by a sister, Dolores Foughty; and a half-brother, Everett Conklin Jr.
She is survived by two sons, Jeffrey L. (Paula) Godwin of Heltonville, Ind., and John P. (Stacey Metzler) Godwin of Harpers Ferry, W.Va., three grandchildren, Abigail, Josiah and Jedidiah; a brother; Jim (Sigrid) Conklin of Sidney; a nephew, Larry (Pat) Foughty; and a niece, Debra (John) Carleton.
June was a 1950 graduate of Bellefontaine High School and went to Miami University, Oxford, and Urbana University to earn her bachelor of science degree in elementary education. She completed her master’s degree in library science at Wright State University and worked as a substitute teacher in Bellefontaine City Schools as well as many of the area school districts. She then worked with the children at the Carnegie Library, Bellefontaine.
She was a lifetime member of the First Lutheran Church, Bellefontaine. where she was a member of the Faith Circle, former board member of the Lutheran Community Services and a founding member of the Board of Directors for Our Daily Bread. She also catalogued books and set up the church’s first library. She worked with numerous charities including Rachel’s House, which she founded and directed. She also volunteered for Weekday Religious Education, the Advisory Board for the Logan County Health District and worked with the Court Appointed Special Advocates association.
Pastor Larry Novak officiates a funeral at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 20, at the First Lutheran Church, 208 W. Sandusky Ave.,
Bellefontaine, following visitation that begins at 10 a.m. Burial is in Huntsville Cemetery.
June’s first concern was for the safety and happiness of young children, so in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Funeral arrangements are in care of the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Bellefontaine.
Express condolences to the family at www.edsfh.com.