June Parker Lee
June Parker Lee left this world on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, for her eternal home with her Savior. June was born September 7, 1926, to Ralph Wick Noble and Edna Sammons Noble in Truex-Traer’s Kayford coal mining community in Kanawha County, West Virginia. June described a happy childhood in Kayford and surrounding communities where she played trombone in the East Bank High School Band and could make a piano talk. She earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at Marshall University and was a member of Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority.
Most importantly to June, she decided to follow Jesus when she was a young woman, just before meeting her husband of 53 years, Archie Lee. June was a life-long educator teaching in West Virginia, Ohio and at Rio Grande University, where her passion was developing school counseling programs.
She belonged to several professional organizations, was a masterful grant writer and assisted with her husband’s home building business; but friends and family will remember her best as a dear friend, an avid dancer, a seasoned traveler including trips to Cuba, Europe, and across the U.S., and a loyal and generous member of the community. In recent years she was still working out at the Meigs Senior Center and earning acclaim for her hats and line dancing prowess!
June was eager to get to heaven, where she is likely dancing with her sweetheart now. June never missed an opportunity to share her faith with family and friends in her final year often quoted Psalm 118:24: This is the day that the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
June is survived by her sister Barbara Noble Duffield of Jasper, GA; nieces Angie Harrell of Paris, TN and Debbie Jankowski (Tom) of White Sulphur Springs, WV; and dear friends Donna, Jerry and Jan Aleshire of Syracuse.
Visitation and Funeral Services will be held at Cremeens Funeral Home in Racine on Saturday, January 15, 2022 at 1-3 p.m., respectively. Rev. Mark Morrow will officiate, and interment will follow in the Letart Falls Cemetery.