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June M. Stiles

BORN:
06/15/1927
DIED:
07/19/2020
LOCATION:
Charleston, WV

June M. Stiles

June M. Stiles, 93, of Charleston passed away on Sunday, July 19, 2020 at CAMC Hospice Unit.

She was born June 15, 1927 in Evansville, Indiana, daughter to Clarence and Bertha Holtz Kuester. She attended Evansville Central High School where she was a straight-A student. She married Cecil Stiles of Jacksonville, Florida and together they raised six children.  The family moved to West Virginia in 1959.  June devoted her life to home and family. Cecil and June were members of Redeemer Lutheran Church in South Charleston, and later attended St, Paul’s Lutheran Church in Charleston.

Apart from her family June had a lifetime passion for music and played the piano for her family’s and her own enjoyment.  June and Cecil sang in the Charleston Civic Center Chorus and June volunteered as a hostess for the Symphony Women’s Committee, making travel and accommodation arrangements for the guest directors and soloists. Perhaps more importantly in that role, she provided the coffee and doughnut holes for the symphony’s Saturday morning rehearsals at the Municipal Auditorium.

In her later years June was an active participant in the Montrose Music Club, often hosting their gatherings in her home.  She was a member of the Red Hat Society and a regular at the YWCA’s water exercise class and the lunches that followed at the Fifth Quarter Restaurant.

She was much loved in her lifetime and will be missed by all.

Along with her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Cecil Curtis Stiles; sister, Geraldine “Gerry” Gentry of Orlando, Florida.

June is survived by sons, Walter “Chris” (Susan) Stiles of Culpepper, VA, David L. Stiles, Robert C. Stiles and Richard M. Stiles all of Charleston, WV; daughters, Barbara Stiles of Silver Spring, MD, widow of the late Thomas C. Conner, and Mary Katherine Stiles of Charleston, WV; grandchildren, Edward and Katie Ford, Daniel Stiles, and Brian Stiles Conner.

A private family graveside service will be held in Sunset Memorial Park, South Charleston with Pastor Jamie Strickler of St. Timothy Lutheran Church officiating.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations be made to West Virginia Symphony, 4700 MacCorkle Ave., SE, Suite 101, Charleston, WV  25304

Memories of June may be shared by visiting www.snodgrassfuneral.com and selecting the obituary. Snodgrass Funeral Home is assisting the family with these arrangements.

7 replies
  1. Jennifer Lambert OKeefe says:

    My heartfelt sympathies are with Rob and your entire family. I attended CHS with Rob when we were in the band together. While I met Mrs. Styles on a few occasions – I know that she raised her son- (children) to be gentlemen and ladies. I give her the highest compliment that a mother can hear- she did an excellent job in instilling in her family the highest moral standards. Rob is testament to her! She lovingly instilled a love of music in her family and community. Her legacy will be a lasting one.
    I am so very sorry for your loss.

  2. Dolores Martin says:

    So sorry for the loss of your mother David and Mary Kay. I see from her obituary how the love of music in your family was encouraged by both your father and mother.

  3. Amy Ansel says:

    I am so sorry for your loss! Our wonderful childhood neighborhood is gone, but what priceless memories. ❤️

  4. Stephanie Conner White says:

    oh,,how I remember meeting Rob’s mother on a couple of occasions,,and his father Cecil.Rob and I were in the band together at Charleston High,,and were great friends.I remember at least one evening at his home with his mother June,,and how nice she was.Rob,Frank Ahrens and Rick Crofford were trying to make pizza.What an event that was to watch and how hilarious those 3 and John Huffman would make any get -together.And Rob’s mother just seemed to take everything in stride,,and so easy going.Thinking of you and your family at this time.

  5. David Ansell says:

    David, Chris, Rob, Rick, Mary Kay and Barbara;
    I have just tonight learned of the passing of your Mom and I am very, very, very sad! Actually I’m sitting here crying— but this ain’t about me. Please accept my sincerest condolences upon the passing of your wonderful, wonderful mother! What a great person she truly was! I only feel very fortunate to have known her for so many years. I always thoroughly enjoyed seeing her and talking to her. She treated me just wonderfully over the years— what a great neighbor she was to all of us! I could go on at great length— but we can do that in person some time in the future. Know that I am moved by her passing, I am thankful to have known her, and that I am praying for God to comfort the whole Stiles family at this very sad time. God bless you.
    —- David Ansell

  6. Lisa Ansel Lynch says:

    This was very sad news for me. I have many fond memories of hanging out across the street at the Stiles house! There was always something going on! Your mom will be sorely missed on Staunton Avenue. She was a wonderful woman and good neighbor. My heartfelt condolences.

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