Emma “June” Eberhart

Funeral service for Emma “June” Eberhart, 88, Lawrence will be held 10:00 a.m. Thursday, March 21, 2013 at Trinity Lutheran Church. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery in Lawrence.  She died Friday, March 15, 2013 at Eudora Medicalodges.

June was born on September 7, 1924 in Tonganoxie, KS the daughter of Amos Taylor and Edith Fay (Bingham) Rhodes.  

June worked at the telephone company while attending Lawrence High School and after graduation was Secretary for Sunflower Ammunition Plant and Secretary for military officers at Kansas University during World War II.  She was also employed as Secretary for Maupintour Travel Agency after which she worked for over 30 years for the Certified Public Accountant firm originally partnered by Lesh, Bradley, Barrand and Schehrer as an Administrative Secretary, from which she retired.  She reentered the workforce and was employed for Barber Emerson Law Firm as Receptionist until the age of 82.

Her main hobby was her family.  She was an avid member of Trinity Lutheran Church.  She was involved with many Church activities including being a Stephens Minister, Church Council Member, Caring Committee Member, Assistant Wedding Coordinator, Office Assistant, Teacher and Volunteer.
She was a reader for Audio Reader and a member of Professional Secretaries International, Soroptimist Club and Trinity Service Class.

Survivors include son, George T. Elliott, Lawrence; three daughters, Angela F. Mitchell, Republic, MO, Cathy M. Davis, Eudora, KS, Linda J. Virtue-Horn, Blue Springs, MO; 15 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her brother, William E. Rhodes.    

The family will greet friends from 6:00-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.

Memorial contributions may be made in her name to Trinity Lutheran Church or Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Association-Greater KC Area and may be sent in care of the mortuary.


7 Condolences

  1. Richard Bennett on March 16, 2013 at 10:42 am

    June was the best secretary we ever had. She had a lot of friends. She was friendly with everybody.

  2. Albert Veit on March 16, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    Pam and I would like to extend our deepest sympathy to the family and especially Linda, Jessica and Bryan. May the good Lord welcome her and may perpetual light shine upon her. Rest in peace Grandma E.J.

  3. Elizabeth Vrbas on March 16, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    I have always thought my Great Aunt June was one of the smartest, toughest, kindest and classiest women of her time. She will be dearly missed and warmly remembered.

  4. Betsy and Jerry Hoke on March 17, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    Linda, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. May all the good memories you have your mother, comfort you during this tough time. *HUGS* to you and your family. We love you!

  5. Diane Miller and Barbara Roever on March 20, 2013 at 9:56 am

    My mom and I were very sorry to read about your mother’s death. I remember how kind she was when we spent time together in Junior High and High School. I was so surprised when I moved into the townhome directly north of hers in Candletree. My mom and my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this sad time.

  6. William Jay Rhodes and Family on March 20, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    George,Angela,Cathy and Linda,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with ALL of you. She will be greatly missed!! With Love.

  7. Jessie on April 5, 2013 at 12:52 am

    I didn’t get to spend much time with her but the time I did have with her was a blessing. She was a great and very sweet woman and her family is great. I miss you guys.

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