The life of June Eller ended Monday night, July 27 after a period of illness. She was 89 years old. A member of Mt. Hermon United Methodist Church in Lenoir, June loved the Lord and took special joy in her family and friends. She was proud of her two sons and loved visits with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed time with her “Birthday Club” ladies in her later years.
June Clapp Eller was born on March 12, 1931 to Jerome Albert Clapp and Mildred Suddreth Clapp Church in Lenoir.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Richard Arvil Eller, her sister Dorothy (Dottie) Martin, her brother Jerry Clapp, and her son James E. (Jim) Davis. She is survived by her son Richard of Hickory, daughters-in-law Linda Davis and Claudia Eller, grandchildren Ted Eller and wife Liz of Morganton, Adam Davis and wife Erin of Hickory, Suzanne Mayo and husband Jeff of Statesville and Peggy Wise and husband Jessie of Lenoir, six great-grandchildren with another on the way, and a sister, Betty Laws of Granite Falls. The family also honors Olga Chapman for her love and care of June. Honorary pallbearers are her grandsons Ted Eller and Adam Davis, grandsons-in-law Jeff Mayo and Jessie Wise, nephews Steve Borders and Andy Minton and family friend Richard Tolbert.
All her life June was a hard worker spending most of her career in the food service industry. She also traveled as a long distance truck driver for ten years as part of an owner-operator team with her husband Richard. She selected the CB handle “Hummingbird" reflecting her slight build but tenacious will on and off the road.
A private family memorial service will be held Friday, July 31 at 11am at Blue Ridge Memorial Park. The family mourns her passing but would like to thank everyone for their support during this difficult time.