June Rose Spencer, the daughter of C.W. (Shorty) and Mabel Rose, was born March 15, 1925, in Mankato, Kansas. She died Sunday evening, March 21, 2021, at Oak View Cottage in Macon, Missouri, just a few days after her 96th birthday.
June married her husband of 72 years, Harold Dean Spencer, on July 21, 1944, in San Diego, while he was on shore leave from the Navy. Harold went back to the war in the South Pacific for their honeymoon, and she went to Denver. After the war, they began their married life in Brookfield, Missouri until moving to New Cambria, Missouri to farm. Harold died October 9, 2016.
While attending Brookfield High School, June was apprenticed to Frank Gress Studio, where she learned all aspects of black and white photography. After her marriage, she established her own photography business, specializing in portraits and weddings.
She liked to write poetry and tell stories. June was always interested in her family and friends, their pursuits, achievements, and their children.
June Rose Spencer is survived by her three children, Roger (Janey) Spencer of New Cambria, Sally (Gary) Muncy of Columbia, and Susan (Keith) White of Macon; her six grandchildren, Jim (Mari) Borders, Cliff Muncy, Cara (Travis) Gallup, Jeremy Carr, Jonathan (Kristi) Cook, and Heather (Paul) Murphy; five, great-grandchildren, James and David Borders, Masen Gallup, and Levi and Eleanor Murphy; and many well loved nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, and her brothers.
Private graveside services will be held at Missouri Veteran’s Cemetery in Jacksonville.
Memorials to Macon County Ministries Food Pantry may be left at or mailed to Wright Funeral Home, P.O. Box 496, Brookfield, MO 64628.