June Elaine Bender

On May 27, 2022, June Elaine Bender left this world to be with her mother, Mae; father Jay; and brother Kenneth.

June was born May 6, 1940, in Lancaster, Pa. In 1958, she graduated from Penn Manor High School in Millersville, Pa., and then enrolled in the Methodist Hospital School of Nursing in Philadelphia, Pa., graduating in 1961.

June first worked as a registered nurse for Kentucky Frontier Nursing Service and then for St Joseph’s Hospital in Lancaster, where she met her husband, Carl.

June and Carl married on Sept. 23, 1963, in Lancaster. They honeymooned in Sheridan, Wyo., and returned there in 1967 to make a home. June continued her nursing career at the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Memorial Hospital, School District #2, and Sheridan County Public Health.

June is survived by her husband, Carl; daughters Celeste Bohling of Rapid City, S.D., and Donna (Chris) Portmann of Aberdeen, Wash .; her older brother, Wayne of Marticville, Pa. June was a loving grandmother to six: Kseniia Brewer, Matthew and Ryan Hines, Brianna and Noah Bohling, and Alexandria Portmann.

Memorial donations to honor June may be made to First Baptist Church, 3179 Big Horn Ave., Sheridan, WY, 82801, where June was an active member for over 50 years. She lived a life full of family, friendship, chickens, gardening, canning and outdoor activity.

June never met a stranger and there was always an extra seat at her table. If you left her home hungry, it was your own fault. She will be remembered as the heart of her family and the ultimate hostess.

Funeral services were held June 3 at First Baptist Church, with Pastor Chad Cowen and Brad Kremensek officiating, with interment in the Sheridan Municipal Cemetery in Juniper Heights.

Online condolences may be made to http://www.sheridanfuneral.com.

Arrangements are under the care of Sheridan Funeral Home.