Mildred June Cerutti was born the daughter of Lyle Francis Jenkins and Myrtle (Leatherman) Jenkins on October 17, 1939 and departed this life May 7, 2015, in West Plains, Missouri, at the age of 75 years.
She was united in marriage on September 7, 1957, in Independence, Missouri, to Zack Cerutti.
She is survived by her husband, Zack Cerutti of the home in Thayer, Missouri; three children, Velda June Pierce and husband, Waterman James of Overland Park, Kansas, Velma Jean Rogers and husband, Rick of Edwardsville, Kansas; and Zack Dwayne Cerutti and wife, Carolyn of Thayer, Missouri; eight grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews , other relatives and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Lyle and Myrtle Jenkins, one infant daughter, Sherri Lynn Cerutti, one great grandchild, and two sisters, Juanita Bowling and Edna Mae Fudge.
June enjoyed two careers. First, she was a banker, achieving the rank of vice president. Following her work as a banker, she became a truck driver in partnership with her husband.
June was a member of the Noland Road Assembly of God church in Independence. In addition, she served the church as its treasurer.
She enjoyed music and received a music scholarship in high school. She could play many musical instruments including the accordion, guitar, organ, piano and flute.
She will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother, and will be missed by her family and friends.
Funeral Services for Mrs. Cerutti will be held at 3:00 PM, Sunday, May 10, 2015, at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer with Brother Brad Pierce officiating.
The family will receive friends on Sunday, May 10th at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer from 2:00 PM until service time.
Burial will be in Thayer Cemetery in Thayer, Missouri.