June, 86, passed away on December 31, 2016 at Rowley Masonic Community in Perry. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m., Thursday, at Merle Hay Funeral Home. A private family burial will be at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery.
June was born June 12, 1930 to John and Inez (Baxter) Smith in Rockford, Illinois. She met her husband Leo while working on an assembly line at Guardian Electric. She later worked doing data entry at John Plaine Company and Continental Insurance in Chicago.
June was artistic and crafty. She enjoyed sewing and making stained glass.
June was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 62 years, Leo; and siblings, Frances and Mickey.
June is survived by her son, Len (Sheila) Twaroski; grandchildren: Christopher (Tara) and Brandon Garman; great-grandchildren: Aidan, Elijah, and Avery; and her sister, Violet.
In honor of June’s love for animals, memorial contributions may be given to the Animal Rescue League of Iowa, 5452 NE 22nd Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50313.