June Nelson

June Nicklin Nelson, 85, Chanute, died Friday, Nov. 27, 2009, at Kansas Heart Hospital in Wichita.
She was born in Bradford, Pa., on June 3, 1924, the daughter of Clarence and Iva Mae (Rhodes) Nicklin. She was graduated from Chanute High School in 1942 and took extension courses at Pennsylvania State College.
She was united in marriage to Harley D. Nelson on June 22, 1962, in Chanute. He survives at the home.
June worked as a school secretary in California, a phone operator during World War II and a secretary for BMA Insurance.
She was a lifetime member of First Presbyterian Church, where she taught third-grade Sunday School. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and was a talented artist.
She also is survived by a daughter, Nicki (Newland) Raspotnik and her husband Bart of Longmont, Colo.; a son, Daniel Lee Newland; three grandchildren, Alex-ander Canby, Tatianna Raspotnik and Olivia Raspotnik, all of Longmont, Colo.; and a sister, Marion Williams of Bradford, Pa.
She was preceded in death by a grandson, Christian Canby, and a brother, Tom Nicklin.
Her body has been donated to the University of Kansas Medical Center for research purposes.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at First Presbyterian Church in Chanute.
Memorials in her name may be made to First Presbyterian Church for restoration of its stained glass windows.
Penwell-Gabel Gibson Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
To leave a special message for the family online, visit www.PenwellGabelChanute.com.