June Ely, 86

J une Geniveve Ely, age 86, of Raceville died Friday, Feb. 4, 2011, at Craneville Place in Dalton, Mass., following a long illness.

June was born on Nov. 17, 1924, in North Hebron, the daughter of Levi and Essie (Wright) Ely.

June lived in Middle Granville since 1928.  For the past two years she resided with her sister Marie Butler. She began to suffer from poor health and was hospitalized in November and was then transferred to Cranesville Place, Dalton Mass. She was a member of Jehovah’s Witnesses. She enjoyed reading, doing puzzles, television, rides in the country and cooking. She was a loving, caring and generous friendly person who owned a pet cat, which was quite old, named Muffer. June also enjoyed country music and stamp collecting.

June was predeceased by her siblings, Theodore Franklin Ely, Rudolph Fay Ely and Sandra Lee Ely.

She is survived by siblings Marie Butler of Raceville, Lavern Ely of Springfield, Vt., and Theresa Jones of Hartford. Also surviving are several nieces, nephews and cousins.

There will be a memorial service at a time to be announced at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Granville. She will be buried in the spring at the Elmwood Cemetery in Middle Granville.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Robert M. King Funeral Home, Granville.

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