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NAME June Elizabeth (Harris) Toft Age 87 of Maple Park, passed from this life to eternal life in the early morning hours of Tuesday April 28, 2009. She was born in Chicago, IL, on May 3, 1921 to Thomas and Evelyn (Mathey)Harris. EDUCATIONJune grew up on the south side of Chicago and attended local schools. Following school and during the war, June helped make hand grenades at a local factory. MARRIAGE & FAMILYJune married Alex Einear Toft on January 6, 1940, in Hinsdale, Il. They made their home in Downers Grove. While Alex worked outside of the home, June worked to make their house a home and raised their daughter Barbara. Later she worked for various factories but spent a majority of her working years at Marshall Fields in the Drapery Department. June and Alex found a home on several acres in Maple Park in 1991. It was a perfect location for Alex to continue his passion for horses and for June to expand her gardening. Sadness came in 2000 when Alex passed away and until recent days, June continued to make her home in Maple Park. LIFE NOTES June had a heart for gardening and hands for knitting. Her garden was always full of delicious vegetables and gorgeous flowers and legacy of priceless handmade afghans made for her great nieces and nephews. In her younger years she could be found dancing at local ballrooms and later June’s favorite pastimes included driving the tractor and mowing the lawn. FAMILY MEMBERSOne granddaughter Heather (Don) Harner of Plainfield, ILTwo siblings:Jean Murphy of Mokena, IL and Robert Harris Jr. of ILMany nieces and nephews including: Beverly (Tom) Wakolbinger of St. Charles, IL Thomas (Barbara) Harris of Two Sisters, OR Alan (Miriam) Harris of Sunnyvale, CA Jackie (David) Rubin of Oxnard, CA William (Diane) Boyd of Bolingbrook, IL Many grand-nieces and nephews, including, Tiffany (Roberto) Ortiz of Bolingbrook, IL;And several great-grand nieces and nephews;One special friend and companion Wesley Landmeier and a family of friends. PRECEDED She now joins her parents, husband Alex, daughter Barbara, one brother, and three sisters who preceded her in death. VISITATION / FUNERAL Visitation will be from 5-7p.m. on Monday, May 4, 2009 at Conley Funeral Home, 116 W. Pierce St., Elburn. A funeral to celebrate her life will follow visitation at 7 p.m. with cremation to follow. MEMORIAL A memorial will be established in June’s name. Memorials checks may be made to the June Toft Memorial and mailed in care of P.O. Box 66, Elburn, IL 60119. Tributes and memories may also be forwarded to the family at the same address or through her obituary at www.conleycare.com.
Visitation will be from 5-7p.m. on Monday, May 4, 2009 at Conley Funeral Home, 116 W. Pierce St., Elburn. A funeral to celebrate her life will follow visitation at 7 p.m
Private family commital service will follow cremation.