June was the daughter of Glen Bryan Stumbo Sr. and Cora Mable Taylor. June was born in Algona, Iowa December 31, 1923 moving to the Kansas City area when she was 2 years old. Later the family moved to Independence, MO. where she attended school and graduated from William Chrisman High School.
She worked at the Five and Dime Store on the Independence Square, where a friend and co-worker introduced her to the love of her life Riley L. Burrus whom she married in Pasadena, California on July 20, 1943. They were married for 72 happy years.
June worked at Pratt Whitney during WWII while her husband was overseas. She retired in 1981, from Lake City Army Ammunition Plant after 21 years, as she said she “did a little bit of everything”.
She was a member of Sunday School Teacher at the United Methodist Church in Blue Springs for 30 years. She had been a member of the Blue Springs Women’s Civic Club.
She also loved spending time with all her grandsons, great grandchildren and great-great granddaughter. She loved traveling, reading, walking with friends, quilting, sewing, knitting, embroidery and crocheting.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Glen Bryan Stumbo Jr., Gary Lee Stumbo and husband Riley L. Burrus.
June is survived by her sister Julia Lou Hailey (Jess) Lee’s Summit; her son Riley Dean Burrus Sr. (Kay) Grain Valley; grandsons Riley Dean Burrus Jr. (Heather) of the home, and Matthew James Burrus (Kelley) Odessa; great grandchildren Riley Dean Burrus III, Leslie Burrus, Olivia Burrus, Desarae Waara, Leyton Burrus, Declan Burrus and Jillian Taylor. Great-great granddaughter Kyla Waara; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral service for June will be held 2:30 p.m., Thursday, August 25, 2016 at Meyers Blue Springs Chapel 1600 W. Main St, Blue Springs, MO. The family will receive friends starting at 1:00 p.m., prior to the service. Memories of June and condolences to the family may be shared at meyersfuneralchapel.com. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to be sent to Grace Hospice 9233 Ward Parkway Suite 201 Kansas City, Missouri 64114.
The family would like to thank our special friends, from Grace Hospice, whom aided and comforted the family in caring for June in her final hours.