Our family matriarch, June Slane, 96, Kokomo, left this world at 3:53 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017. She was born to Glen and Maggie (Probst) Jordan on June 26, 1921, in Blountsville, Indiana, and grew up in an era where women worked at home as a wife and mother and didn't voice their opinions. June Slane did not necessarily adhere to any of these social norms.
When she was 20 years old, she started working at Ball Brothers glass company in Muncie. It was there she met the love of her life, James Lawrence Slane. They were married on May 1, 1942. They celebrated 75 years of marriage last May with a family party and an article written about their life together: (http://www.kokomotribune.com/news/i-think-we-might-make-it/article_9a442ac4-29e8-11e7-bc5f-1f0e4ef2a7d3.html).
After raising three children, June attended beauty school and then went on to own, manage and work at Plaza Beauty Salon in Maple Crest
Shopping Center for nearly 30 years. During this time, and for many years after, she also worked alongside her husband maintaining several rental homes.
June was preceded in death by her parents, Glen and Maggie Jordan; her sister, Jeannette Hackett; and her brother, John Jordan.
She is survived by her husband, James "Jim" Slane; three children, Carole (Slane) Shutt and husband Jack Shutt, Susan (Slane) Leckrone and husband Dean Leckrone, and Joe Slane and wife Dena Slane; as well as five grandchildren, Mike Shutt, Julie Shutt, Matt Slane, Amy (Slane) Miller and Leigh Leckrone; and 11 great-grandchildren, Nicholas McNeer, Matthew McNeer, Megan Shutt, Sam Shutt, Mia Slane, Parker Slane, Katelyn Slane, Niah Patel, Maggie Miller, Charlie Miller and Henry Miller.
June Slane was class and elegance and hard work with some spice thrown in.
Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, at Shirley & Stout Funeral Home & Crematory, 1315 W. Lincoln Road, Kokomo. A celebration of her life will follow at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with Chaplain Linda Johns officiating. Entombment will take place in Sunset Memory Garden Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association, the American Cancer Society, or the American Diabetes Association. Messages of condolence may be left online at www.shirleyandstout.com.
Published on December 11, 2017