Orrville — June LaVonne Matthews, age 88, of Orrville, died Friday, April 3, 2020, at Aultman Orrville Hospital, following a period of declining health.
June was born on June 6, 1931, in Dalton, Ohio, to the late Aaron and Amanda (Smith) Saurers and graduated from Orrville High School in 1949. She married Vernon Matthews on July 16, 1949, in Orrville. Vernon died on December 2, 1994.
She worked as a Precision Grinder for the Will-Burt Company in Orrville for 36 years, retiring in 1992.
June was a member of Smithville Brethren Church, Smithville Red Hat Society, and was a Charter President of the former Orrville Lioness Club. She enjoyed playing cards and Mexican Train, square dancing, and keeping in touch with friends.
Surviving are daughters, Betty (Hank Jeanneret) Matthews of Conyers, GA and Carol (Steven) Lehman of Nampa, ID; two grandsons, Daniel (Alexia) Lehman of Rancho Cucamonga, CA and David (Krista) Lehman of Homedale, ID; great granddaughter, Abigail Hope Lehman; and special friend, Avery Grosjean.
In addition to her husband, Vernon, and her parents, she was preceded in death by sister, Blanche Saurers; and brothers, Harland, Robert, Dwight, Dennis, Russell, Glenn, and Kenneth Saurers.
Memorial services will be held at a later date at Smithville Brethren Church.
Private burial will take place at the Crown Hill Cemetery in Orrville.
Memorials may be made to Smithville Brethren Church, 193 East Main Street Smithville, OH 44677.
Auble Funeral Home in Orrville is handling the arrangements. Online registry and expressions of condolence may be made at the funeral home’s web site at www.aublefuneralhome.com