Iona June (Durham) Harpole was born the daughter of Arthur Lee and Laura Lois (Nanny) Durham on June 15, 1923 in Rockport, Indiana and departed this life December 4, 2012 at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Arkansas at the age of 89 years.
She was united in marriage on March 10, 1934 in Helena, Arkansas to Mose Harpole. After 78 years of marriage, Mose passed away just two weeks before June on November 18, 2012.
She is survived by her son, George C. Harpole and wife, Soo, of White Hall, Arkansas; one grandson, George G. Harpole and wife, Jennifer, of Alvin, Texas; one great grandson, Colton Hunter Harpole of Alvin, Texas; one sister, Mildred E. Leslie of Rockport, Indiana; one nephew, Robert Leslie of Rockport, Indiana; one niece, Lynette Hafstrom of Sheldon, Illinois; other relatives, and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Laura Durham; her beloved husband, Mose Harpole and one brother, George C. Durham.
June was a homemaker who took great pride in caring for her family. After Mose’s retirement, the two of them shared a new hobby of restoring antique furniture. They enjoyed looking for old furniture in flea markets and completely bringing it back to life.
She was a member of the Methodist Church in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas and will be remembered as a loving and caring mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She will truly be missed by her family and many friends.
Funeral services for June Harpole, age 89, of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, will be Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 2:00 PM at the Methodist Church in Mammoth Spring with J.R. McElhannon officiating.
The family will receive friends at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri, Friday, December 7, 2012 from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M.
Burial will be in the Riverside Cemetery in Mammoth Spring with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer.