June (Jordan) Slane

Born: Sun., Jun. 26, 1921
Died: Sat., Dec. 9, 2017


12:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Wed., Dec. 13, 2017
Location: Shirley & Stout
Lincoln Road Chapel

Celebration of Life

2:00 PM Wed., Dec. 13, 2017
Location: Shirley & Stout
Lincoln Road Chapel

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Our family matriarch, June Slane, 96, Kokomo, left this world at 3:53 p.m. Saturday, December 9, 2017.

She was born, to Glen and Maggie (Probst) Jordan, on June 26, 1921, in Blountsville, Indiana, and grew up in an era where women worked at home as a wife and mother and didn’t voice their opinions.  June Slane did not necessarily adhere to any of these social norms.

When she was 20-years old she started working at Ball Brothers glass company in Muncie, Indiana.  It was there she met the love of her life, James Lawrence Slane.  They were married on May 1, 1942. They celebrated 75 years of marriage last May with a family party and an article written about their life together: (http://www.kokomotribune.com/news/i-think-we-might-make-it/article_9a442ac4-29e8-11e7-bc5f-1f0e4ef2a7d3.html)

After raising three children, June attended beauty school and then went on to own, manage and work at Plaza Beauty Salon in Maple Crest shopping center for nearly 30 years.  During this time, and for many years after, she also worked alongside her husband maintaining several rental homes.

June was preceded in death by her parents, Glen and Maggie Jordan; her sister, Jeannette Hackett; and her brother, John Jordan.

She is survived by her husband, James “Jim” Slane; three children, Carole (Slane) Shutt and husband Jack Shutt, Susan (Slane) Leckrone and husband Dean Leckrone and Joe Slane and wife Dena Slane; as well as five grandchildren, Mike Shutt, Julie Shutt, Matt Slane, Amy (Slane) Miller and Leigh Leckrone; and eleven great-grandchildren, Nicholas McNeer, Matthew McNeer, Megan Shutt, Sam Shutt, Mia Slane, Parker Slane, Katelyn Slane, Niah Patel, Maggie Miller, Charlie Miller and Henry Miller.

June Slane was class and elegance and hard work with some spice thrown in. 

Visitation will be held from Noon to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at Shirley & Stout Funeral Home & Crematory, 1315 W. Lincoln Rd., Kokomo.  A celebration of her life will follow at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with Chaplin Linda Johns officiating.  Entombment will take place in Sunset Memory Garden Cemetery.    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association, the American Cancer Society, or the American Diabetes Association.  Messages of condolence may be left online at www.shirleyandstout.com.   

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Eric McGraw
   Posted Tue December 12, 2017
Our family's heart breaks to hear of Mrs. June's passing. She was an amazing spirit and a beautiful person. I will miss looking for her in the yard and miss more the talks of the past and family. She was love so she will live forever.

Bob and Linda Barnett
   Posted Wed December 13, 2017
We were so sorry to hear of June's passing. We really enjoyed talking to her over the past several years as we live in the same neighborhood. She always seemed to have such a sweet spirit about her. Please give our condolences to Jim and let him know that we are thinking about him. We wanted to come and pay our respect today, but were unable to be there at that time. Sending our deepest sympathy to all of her loved ones!