June L. Ridge, aged 90, departed this earth on January 1st, 2019, gone from our sight, but never from our hearts.
June was born in North Linden in Columbus, Ohio on April 16, 1928 to William and Mary (Anderson) Stephenson. June is proceeded in death by her Mother and Father, husband, Martin Sr., Siblings, William Stephenson, Evelyn (Persinger), and Dorthy (Myers). Survived by her children, Martin Jr. aka Joe, Michael (Susan) and June (Kevin) Smith; grandchildren, Christine (Kathryn), Robert (Emily), Stacey (Taylor) and Brad, along with her loving Shih Tzu Marty.
June attended McKinley High School. Following High School she worked downtown at F.R. Lazarus. She was well ahead of the times when in the 1940’s she went to work as a personal trainer at the Tyre System. June, while raising her children and caring for her aging mother, worked in retail at the Boston Store and at King’s Answering Service.
After her children were raised, June went to work at Schottenstein Department Warehouse Store. She retired after 20 years of service.
June, when she was able, attended mass at St. Augustine Gabriel Catholic Church. She was devoted and proud of her family. She was a dedicated and supportive grandmother to her 4 grandchildren. June loved holidays and family get-togethers. Any chance she had to spend time with her family was a priority
Please join us in her celebration of her life accomplishments with all her family and friends 4-7 PM Friday, January 4, 2019 at HILL FUNERAL HOME, Westerville. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 AM Saturday, January 5, 2019 at The Chapel at Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, friends may make donations in her memory to St. Augustine Gabriel Catholic Church, 1567 Loretta Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43211.