June Tilton

December 28, 1946 ‒ November 14, 2020

Bellville, Ohio

BELLVILLE: Bernice June Tilton went home to be with her Lord and Savior at the age of 73 on November 14, 2020 from her Bellville home.

June was born December 28, 1946, in Cheshire, West Virginia, the daughter of John & Dorothy (Walker) Ramey. She was a 1964 graduate of Clear Fork High School which was the first senior class to graduate under the name Clear Fork. June was voted Homecoming Queen by her classmates, and she was proud to be a member of the National Business Honors Society. Through mutual friends, she met Jim Tilton and the pair married June 24, 1967. They celebrated 50 years of wedded bliss in 2017 with a wonderful gathering of friends and family. Perhaps their secret to a long-lasting marriage would be to make each other laugh as June & Jim made jokes with each other every single day of their life together.

June was not afraid of hard work. Prior to marriage, she had several jobs but her first focus was her family. She worked on the farm all while raising three kids. She was a wonderful mother and wife and she volunteered as a 4-H advisor for over 15 years and served as a Girl Scouts den mother. When her children were older, she took a full-time position with the OSU Extension in Mansfield as an Administrative Assistant for 25 years until her retirement.

One important part of every day for June was fixing her hair “just so” and she would never leave the house without a nice hairdo. Her kids even remember her working around the farm in heels—never work boots for June! She was a gracious hostess and no one ever left her home empty-handed or with an empty stomach. June was fiercely independent and loved to go shopping out-of-town. She was the rock of the family and was very personable—everyone who met June just loved her. She attended Impact Worship Center in Bellville.

Her greatest joy was being “Grandma” to her five wonderful grandkids and she cherished spending time with them. Her mom, Dorothy, taught her to cook and boy could June cook! She made delicious food and always enough for plenty of leftovers. Her Christmastime treats were special favorites (strudel, buckeyes, pinwheels, and more). Her family will miss her treats, but even more will miss her loving spirit and generous laughter.

She is survived by her loving husband of 53 years, Jim Tilton of Bellville; children Jason (Trudi) Tilton of Bellville, Jarrod (Terri) Tilton of Bellville, and Julie (Jason) Stewart of Lexington; grandchildren Hunter Tilton, Alex Tilton, Justin Stewart, Caroline Tilton, and Jacob Stewart; brother Randy Ramey of Bellville; brothers-in-law Blain (Becky) Tilton, and Ronald (Joyce) Tilton; sister-in-law Connie Tilton; nieces and nephews Tracey Burden (Jeremy Stewart), Tony (Shelly) Ramey, Travis Tilton, Teri Tilton, Tisha (Jeff) Bailey, and Dawn (Eric) Wolfgang; longtime best friend Diana Worner-Kelley; lifelong friend Andrea Marcucci; along with numerous extended family members and friends.

In addition to her parents John & Dorothy Ramey, she was preceded in death by her parents-in-law Donald & Dortha Tilton, brothers-in-law Larry Tilton and Dwain Tilton, niece Tonya Tilton, and nephew Tim Tilton.

The Tilton family wishes to thank the staff of Interim HealthCare Hospice especially nurse Wendy Ulm and Chaplain Dr. Ivon Roberson for the compassionate care they provided to June this year.

Friends may call 5:00 – 8:00 PM Thursday, November 19, 2020, at Snyder Funeral Homes, Bellville Chapel (81 Mill Road in Bellville) where a funeral service honoring her life will be held 1:00 PM Friday officiated by Chaplain Dr. Ivon Roberson. Burial will follow in Bellville Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Interim HealthCare Hospice and brought to her services or sent to: 2682 N Columbus Street, Suite A, Lancaster, OH 43130.

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve June’s family and encourage you to share a memory—and watch her tribute video—at SnyderFuneralHomes.com

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  • June Bug was such wonderful woman! I truly enjoyed the time I worked with her at OSU Extension…there was NEVER a dull moment with June around! A humble spirit has left but what a legacy she leaves.! Prayers for your family….

  • Sending our prayers to ALL of the Tilton’s , Randy & his family. Such a great loss of a matriarch of a wonderful family. She will be greatly miss by everyone who knew her. Sending much love to get you through this!
    Harold & Alicia Dailey & Sons

  • Jason and Family

    Thoughts and Prayers going out to you and your family. So sorry to hear about your loss.

    God Bless!
    Tammy ( Spellman)
    Hildebrand
    and family

  • Our hearts are broken for you all!! May the memories you share and laughs you have bring comfort during this sad time. June will be missed by all who loved her and knew her. Prayers are being lifted for you all.

  • My heart breaks for all who loved June . If you knew her you couldn’t help but love her ! She was such a warm , loving , happy woman ! A Wonderful Matriarch to a very large loving family! Stu and I loved her very much ! Prayers to all of the Tilton’s during this very sad time . I’m praying your hearts heal soon .
    Cindy Sabin

  • My heart is heavy for all of you! I always looked forward to our talks we had in the hair salon. One of my best memories was our 4-H meetings and barn dances at the Tilton Farm! June always made sure us kids were having a good time. You will be missed June!

  • What a wonderful lady! June, I appreciate all you did for us 4-Hers and all the things I learned from you. So many wonderful memories. God rest.

    Sending prayers to the Tilton clan.

  • Wonderful role model. It was always a true joy and highlight of a trip to the 4-H extension office with my mom growing up to stop and say hi to June. Thank you to her family for sharing her with all us 4-H families for so many years ❤

  • The part about wearing heels in the barn just made me laugh and think back to when I remember June walking around at the fair. I have fond memories of her and her children growing up. So sorry for your loss.
    Also sending special thoughts and prayers for my cousin Diana Kelley, I know you loved June like a sister ❤️

  • June was one of a kind! She had an incredible impact on everyone around her. Our condolences go out to all who loved her.

    -The Bays Family

  • So glad I got the chance to grow up with her influence. She was an amazing woman with great character, and that trait was realized in the entire Tilton family as a result of how she lived. She is and will continue to be truly missed and many times thought of. I hope everyone finds some peace with her passing in the coming days.
    Eric & Laurie Winbigler

  • I’m so sorry for your loss Jim and kids and there family’s she was a great lady and I will miss her huge hugs and conversation at church, we have lost a true angel and God has received one !

  • Sending much love, sympathy, and prayers to Jim and all the Tilton’s and Randy. I consider it a huge blessing to be a part of the family. Spending the summers with June and Randy, Aunt Dorothy and Uncle John are tops in my memories. Hope it is some comfort to all of you that many are sharing your grief. I can see the happy reunion in heaven. May God be with y’all during he difficult days ahead.

  • You all are in our thoughts and prayers. May God hold you close and give you comfort during this time of loss. June was such a wonderful person with such a kind heart! My family came to know June through all her work with 4- H. I do believe it’s one of the reasons because of her my now grown children Levi, Jessi Jo, Jami and Jake had such a great experience with Richland county 4-H. And myself as well for my 25 years as a advisor. Our family has been blessed knowing her and calling her friend.

  • We send our deepest Sympathy to the family of June! Pray the angels comfort and keep you in their care! Ever so sorry for your loss!

  • Sending love and prayers to Jim and all the Tilton family. I am so blessed to gotten to meet her and Jim very special people.

  • My thoughts and prayers are with the Jason Tilton family. May God surround you with comfort and peace during this sorrowful time.

  • My sympathies to the Tilton family. June was a very special person who I really enjoyed working with for quite a few years. She was a hard worker, doing so many things well. I will treasure my many memories!

  • June comes to mind when I think of the Extension office. She was full of laughter, warmth, and wisdom. Very special lady who touched so many lives in a positive way. Rest in peace June bug.

  • June was an asset at the OSU Extension office. We had many laughs and good times working together. We got through the fun of many fairs and helped many people. Our sympathy to your family.

  • I am so sorry to hear of June’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. She was such a nice lady. She will be missed by many.

  • My condolences to the Tilton family…may you cherish all the wonderful memories…I enjoyed my trips to the extension office knowing I would see June.

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