June 7, 1924 - December 25, 2019
Ethel “June” (Rosenbaum) Garver passed away December 25, 2019 at Buffalo Prairie Care Center in Buffalo, MO. She was born to Fred Olin and Laura “Maude” (Martin) Rosenbaum on June 7, 1924 in Stockton, Cedar County, MO. June attended Excelsior Springs School and spent her early life in Cedar County.
June married Elton Turner on February 21, 1941. Two children were born to this union, Patsy Darlene, and Gene Edward. They later divorced and in 1971, she married James Elton Garver at Warsaw, MO. They moved to Mindenmines, MO and spent the remainder of their lives there. They raised Gene Andrew “Andy” Turner Garver, a grandson of June, and later adopted him.
June worked from an early age, helping elderly people, and caring for mothers and babies. She also worked for the State of Kansas for 16 years in home health care and retired at the age of 74 years. She loved her flowers, gardening, birds, reading and cooking.
June was saved at a revival at Excelsior School at the age of 12, attended Mindenmines Baptist Church, and later attended The Meadowside Baptist Church in Pittsburg, KS. She loved her church and “THE LORD”.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Elton Turner and second husband James Garver; her son Gene Edward Turner; her parents; five brothers, Lewis, Dee, James, Ernest, and Walter Rosenbaum; and her grandson/adopted son Andrew Turner Garver.
Surviving her is a daughter, Patsy Turner Faulkner of Bolivar, MO; three granddaughters, Shelli McVey (Kevin), Mitzi Poole, and Wendee Garver (Ryan); eight great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren with another due in March; two sisters, Faye Thornton and Arleta Shea (Sam) and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.
Graveside services will be held at a later date.
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