After living a long life full of love, laughter and crossword puzzles, June Scales spent her last Mother’s Day surrounded by family before passing peacefully very early Monday morning.
June was born June 18th, 1921, in Oklahoma eventually moving to Chico, Tex, where she built a great life dedicated to her family and friends.  She spent decades serving and supporting her community: from sitting on city council to preparing food to be distributed to seniors in the town – and everything in between.  In 2009 she moved to the Kansas City area to be closer to her daughter, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  She soon filled her life with new friends – but she never lost connection to her hometown friends making sure she kept in touch with them all.  Her heart knew no capacity when it came to love and support for friends and family.  Her legacy of generosity and caring will continue on in all those she touched!
It was no surprise that Mother’s Day would be her last day as her greatest joy and her proudest accomplishment was her daughter, Kathy Hill.  Others that will miss her greatly and forever hold her in their hearts are her granddaughters Sandie Logan (and fiancé Jeff Pittman) and Genapher Hill (and partner Connie Ruberry);  her great-grandchildren Matt Logan; Kalina Johnson and Sierra Coen; and her great-great-granddaughter Raigan McFarland;  her sister, Joyce Reasoner, and her brother, Woody Bell.  Her generous and loving spirit (and tire swing) will always be remembered by everyone in the family…which is anyone that ever came over – because she made everyone feel like family!!
June (who will always be our Granny J!) was truly unique and leaves behind a legacy of true friendship and giving unconditionally.  We are thankful to her for leaving warm, funny memories that will bring smiles, comfort and laughter to all who will miss her.  I have no doubt that she has been talking non-stop since the moment she reached Heaven, catching all those who went before her up on EVERYTHING that has happened since they have been gone.  And I have no doubt she is already trying to get a game of Skip Bo started!
As much as June loved flowers – in lieu of flowers we ask you do three things:  tell your loved ones and family  you love them;  call and catch up with a friend; and “pay it forward” by opening your heart to someone in need or your favorite charity.  That would honor her in a way that she truly lived her life!
There will be a Celebration of Life Wednesday, May 13th, at Wellsville Retirement Community (Wellsville, KS) from 6:00 to 8:00.  Condolences may be left at Then next week in Texas there will be a visitation at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport, 1401 Halsell Street Bridgeport, Texas 76426, on Tuesday, May 19th, from 6:00 to 8:00.  On Wednesday, May 20th, there will be a 10:00 graveside service at Chico Cemetery followed by lunch at Morris Memorial United Methodist Church.