The Duncan Banner

July 23, 2013

June Geraldine Parton

June 24, 1927 — July 20, 2013

The Duncan Banner

MARLOW — June Geraldine Parton, 86, passed from this life Saturday, July 20, 2013, in Duncan.

Service was at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 23, at Bethel Assembly of God Church in Duncan, with the Rev. Ron Meador and Deacon Ed Younger officiating. Burial was in the Marlow Cemetery under direction of Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral Home in Marlow.

Family will receive friends at Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral Home in Marlow on Monday evening between 6:00 and 8:00 PM.

June was born Friday, June 24, 1927, in Marlow, to Benjamin Fred and Vera Elizabeth Martin Loughridge. She graduated from Ninnekah High School in 1944. June lived in the Duncan area since 1970.

On Nov. 3, 1944, June married L. Paul Parton in Chickasha. He preceded her in death Dec. 9, 1994.

She enjoyed sewing and doing other handwork activities. Raising and helping to take care of goats was one of June’s many pass times. June enjoyed cooking also; Sunday dinner at Granny’s was an important event for the family. She loved her family, especially all of her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. June was a member of Bethel Assembly of God Church in Duncan.

Survivors include two sons: Paul O. Parton and Connie of Greenville, Texas, James Dee Parton and Rick Smith of Marion, Iowa; three daughters: Paula June Younger and Ed of Malvern, Ark., Nova Jean Parton of Marlow, and Rhonda Jo Cantwell and David of Duncan; 16 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren, and 14 great-great-grandchildren; two brothers: Freddy G. Loughridge of Tuttle, Ken Apple and Linda of Marlow; sister, Janelle Saylor of Anadarko; numerous nieces and nephews.

June was also preceded in death by parents, and in 1999 by grandson, Paul Andrew Cantwell.

Pallbearers will be her grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Chisholm Trail Hospice in Duncan.

Online condolences may be made to