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News Eagle - Hawley, PA
  • June Helen Van Jones Moten

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  • She was born June 9, 1928 in St. Louis, Missouri. Her family moved to Rye, NY when she was two years old. She graduated from Rye High School and St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY, where she was elected into Phi Beta Kappa. She received her Masters in Education from the University of Pennsylvania and completed course work at Bryn Mawr College towards her Doctorate degree. June and her husband Jack, raised six daughters in Wayne, PA where she taught at the Radnor Township school district for 20 years. Upon retirement, June and Jack moved to Hemlock Farms in Hawley, PA.
    Eight years later they moved permanently to Hilton Head, SC. June was a member Long Cove, The Dirty Digger's and Life Long Learners. She will be best remembered for her incredibly sharp mind, ever curious, always interested and the first to complete the New York Times crossword puzzle every Sunday. Forever the teacher; she also loved books in every genre and particularly enjoyed spirited conversations on any topic. Her creativity was unsurpassed; from making all six daughter's wedding dresses, to hand knit sweaters for all her grandchildren, countless needlepoint pillows and projects and excelling as a gourmet cook.
    She is survived by her husband of 63 years, John D. Moten, daughters, Faith Moten Suchodolski, Kris Moten Mahoney, Shawn Moten Allegrezza and Stacie Moten Lustig. 13 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. June was predeceased by her brother, Lee Van Jones and her daughter, Kyle Moten Disch. A celebration of her life will be held at Tidepointe on Thursday, January 23rd 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m..
    Contributions may be made to Hospice Care of the Lowcountry, PO Box 3827, Bluffton, SC 29910.
    The Island Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements. www.theislandfuneralhome.com. A good book has no ending. R.D. Cumming

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