June Marie Vanator, previously of Leesburg, passed away Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016 in Dekalb Health, Auburn. She was 84 at the time of her death.
June was born to Larry H. and Violet (Little) “Gomar” Gommadinger on Nov. 6, 1931 in Indianapolis.
She was a graduate of Leesburg High School and a former member of Leesburg United Methodist Church. She was also formerly a member at New Horizon Church in Winona Lake.
Although she retired in 2009, June worked in the mailroom at The Papers, Inc., Milford, for many years.
June was a simple, caring woman who would sacrifice of herself to help others. She loved nature and being with her family.
Those who survive include her two children: son, Kane Kingrey, Largo, Fla.; and daughter, Tacey (Roger) Tracy, Crestview, Fla. and six grandchildren: Cary (Amanda) Kingrey, Dustin (Brittany) Heldenbrand, Derek (Candy) Tracy, Devin (Christine) Heldenbrand, Misty Tracy and Ayrielle (Shane) Shepherd. Also surviving are 19 great-grandchildren.
Those who preceded June in death include her parents, Larry and Violet Gommadinger, and husband, Richard Vanator, June 15, 1997.
A graveside service honoring the life of June Vanator will be held at 11 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 25 in Leesburg Cemetery, 653 West 675 North, Leesburg. Pastor Dave Hummel will officiate the service.
In lieu of flowers, gifts in June’s memory may be made to the Animal Welfare League of Kosciusko County, PO Box 1906, Warsaw, IN 46581-1906.