June H. DukeJune 3, 1928 ~ November 13, 2017 (age 89)
June H. Duke, 89, of Mount Joy and formerly of Landisville, began her last journey having passed away peacefully at Hospice and Community Care, Mount Joy on November 13, 2017. She was the loving wife of Henry E. Duke with whom she shared 67 years of marriage prior to Henry’s passing. She will be missed by her children Steve (Kate Kieley) Duke of Lancaster and Cindy (Ed) Blough of Mount Joy and grandchildren Carly (Eddie) McPherson of Farmdale; Allison LeVardi of Texas and Megan (George) Ondish of New Jersey and 5 great grandchildren (Emma, Lucy, Ean, Jaxx and Brookx). Born in Lancaster, she was the son of the late Chester and Florence Smith. June was proceeded in death by a brother Paul and sisters Grace and Geraldine.
A 1946 graduate of J.P. McCaskey High School, June was a “stay-at-home” Mom until her children were in high school, at which time she went to work as a supervisor for the American Seed Company. Upon retirement, she and Henry loved being “Snow Birds” in Myrtle Beach, SC; a special place where she and her family and friends enjoyed many special times that will remain treasured memories. June was a life-long member of Zion Lutheran Church in Landisville and served on Altar Guild. As she had a passion for knitting, she donated many of her knitted baby blankets to the Lancaster General Women’s & Babies Hospital.
Services will be private and held at the convenience of her family. The Duke family would like to extend a sincere “Thank You” to the LGH Cardiothoracic Surgical Team (Drs. McGarvey & Epler and Ashley Reagle CRNP), the LGH ICU nursing staff and especially the 5-East Nursing Team; with special thanks to Nurse Manager, Bob, Nurse Mandy, Nurse Assistant “Mama” and Chris from Food Services). Finally, the Family wants to express their appreciation for the loving support and care shown by the staff at Hospice and Community Care. Please send no flowers. Memorial Contributions to Hospice and Community Care, PO Box 4125, Lancaster PA, 17604-4125 would be deeply appreciated.