June Canfield


June Canfield, 89, was called to be with her Lord and Savior in eternity March 19, 2014.

Born June Cornel DeBoor Aug. 17, 1924 in Cincinnati, Ohio, she graduated second in her class at Walnut Hills High School there, and then Magna Cum Laude from Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio, marrying John Clair Canfield Dec. 22, 1946.

A homemaker by profession, she also taught mathematics, English, Church history, and other subjects at African Bible College in Lilongwe, Malawi in the early years of the 21st century.

Preceding her in death were her parents, Neal and Bertha DeBoor, of Cincinnati, Ohio, and her sister, Joyce Boyer, of Lancaster, Ohio.

Survivors include her husband, John Canfield; four children and their spouses, David and Carole Canfield, of Bloomington, Ind., Sharon and Kenneth Howell, of Champaign, Ill., Stephen and Cindy Canfield, of Sevierville, Tenn., and Dala and Larry Newsome, of Tampa, Fla .; grandchildren, Rebekah Bambenek, Colin Howell, Rachel Howell, Daniel Canfield, Alison Martin, Jonathan Martin and Jennifer Barr; 11 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews and their progeny.

A member of Evangelical Community Church, she was the quintessential Proverbs 31 woman, beloved by all who knew her, and was a constant source of joy to her entire family and circle of friends, who would look forward eagerly to her annual Christmas newsletters.

She was the faithful helpmeet of her husband, John, whom she accompanied on numerous short-term missions trips to Colorado, Latin America, Russia, Ukraine and Malawi.

Additionally, she was instrumental in helping him found the Bloomington Pops Orchestra, and was also the librettist of The Proclamation, a music drama jointly composed by her husband, and oldest son David.

A violinist, she was in her younger days a member of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Izler Solomon, and played in numerous orchestras subsequent to that.

She will be sorely missed by everyone who knew and loved her.

A service giving testimony to her faith in Christ was held at Day Funeral Home, 4150 E. 3rd St., Bloomington, Ind. at 11 a.m. Monday, March 24, 2014, with visitation beginning at 10 a.m.

A graveside service will be held Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at Shoal Creek Baptist Church in Balsam Grove.

Moore Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Brevard is caring for the family.


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