June Darnell, 1936 – 2014

INDEPENDENCE, Missouri — June Eleanor Darnell, 77, of Independence, Mo., passed away on Monday, April 21, 2014.

Services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, April 25, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 517 W. Walnut St., Independence. Flowers can be sent to the church. Donations in June’s name can be made to American Heart Association, 6800 W. 93rd Street, Overland Park, Kan., 66212.

June was born in Kansas City on Dec. 17, 1936, and graduated from Westport High School. June knew the value of a hard day’s work. She worked for 40 years at AT&T Western Electric, boasting perfect attendance record (and never late) for an astounding 27 years.

A beloved member of the community, giving was at the core of June’s character. She loved to be involved with anything that could help people, and dedicated much of her life to volunteer work, feeding the homeless, and giving to several charitable organizations. She was a member of the Rotary Club, an officer in the Democratic Club, and active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

She is survived by loving daughter, Deborah Herman (husband Tom Marchisotto), sisters Judy Oakley (Charles), Joan Atkinson (Bill), Jean Lininger (Ed) and Joyce Wilcox, many nieces and nephews, two grandsons and a granddaughter, Stephanie Herman. She was preceded in death by her beloved mother, Maye K. Graham, and son, Michael James Herman.

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