June M. McMillen Israel

January 29, 1918 ‒ January 27, 2011

Grand Ledge, MI formerly of Mount Vernon, Ohio

June M. McMillen Israel, age 92, of Grand Ledge, MI formerly of Mount Vernon, died on Thursday morning, January 27, 2011 at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, MI. She was born on January 29, 1918, in Utica, a daughter of the late Daniel H. and Daisy D. (Lohr) McMillen.

June was a co-owner of the former Israel Photography with her husband James. June was a member of Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church in Mount Vernon, where she was a Church school teacher. She was also a member of the Knox County Historical Society and the Old Homestead Club.

June and James moved to Michigan in 1961, when James accepted a position at General Motors in Detroit. While there, June was active in Girl Scouts and the Christian Education program at Christ Church Cranbrook in Bloomfield Hills. June and James returned to Mount Vernon in 1993 following James’ retirement, and June moved to Michigan to live with her daughter and her family in 2006.

June is survived by her daughter, Amy (Graham) Crabtree of Grand Ledge, MI; and grandchildren, Elizabeth, James, and Daniel.

In addition to her parents, June was preceded in death by her husband, James R. Israel in 1997; three brothers, and two sisters.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Friday, February 4, 2011, at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 East High St., Mount Vernon.

A memorial service celebrating June’s life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 5, 2011, at Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church, 100 East High St., Mount Vernon, with Rev. Karl Stevens officiating. A private burial ceremony will be held in Union Grove Cemetery near Gambier.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church or the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Private condolences may be expressed to the family at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is honored to have been chosen to serve the family of June M. McMillen Israel.