June Bryan, 89, of Parsons died at 1:15 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, at Good Samaritan Society of Parsons.
She was born July 8, 1923, in Mount Hope to Jesse and Lizzie Pearl (Hinch) Tafoya. She moved with her family to Neodesha as a child.
She married Walter Bryan on April 5, 1941, in Cherryvale. She worked for a brief time as a waitress while her husband served in World War II. She and Walter made their home on a farm near Neodesha that had been in the family for 103 years. In June 2008, the couple moved to Parsons. Walter preceded her in death on Feb. 23, 2010.
She enjoyed sewing and visiting with family and friends. She also cared for animals, enjoyed watching birds and growing flowers.
She was a member of the Bethel Church of God in Neodesha.
Survivors include two daughters, Mary Ann Bryan of Thayer and Frances McGinnes and her husband, Bill, of Parsons; 13 grandchildren, Eugene Bryan and his wife, Neasha, LeaAnne Johnson and her husband, Carl, Sherri Thurman and her husband, Gerold, Denna Sandbothe and Donald Scott, Alisha Sallee and her husband, Kristofer, Layton McCoy and his wife, Keena, Jeffery McCoy, Warden Cohee, Eddie Cohee, Teresa Prather and her husband, Keith, Jesse McGinnes and his wife, Tricia, Clinton McGinnes and Stoney McGinnes and his wife, Delynda; 35 great-grandchildren; 20 great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Bruce Tafoya of Clearwater and Gene Tafoya of Altus, Okla.; and a sister, Joyce Mantzke of Joshua, Texas.
She was preceded in death by a son and daughter-in-law, Walter Lee and Cherol Bryan; and a daughter, Delores June Cohee.
The service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Bethel Church of God in Neodesha. Burial will be in Shelly Cemetery near Neodesha. The family will receive friends from 4 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Parsons.
Memorials are suggested to the American Diabetes Association. These may be left at or mailed to the funeral home, P.O. Box 374, Parsons, 67357.
Online condolences may be left at www.forbeshoffman.com.