June Blue


CLINTON — June (Graham) Blue, 98, of Clinton, passed away at 10:30 a.m. on September 14, 2020, at Hickory Point Christian Village, Forsyth.

Private graveside services will be conducted on Friday, September 18, 2020, at Memorial Park Cemetery, Clinton.  Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be directed to The DeWitt County animal shelter.

June was born on February 10, 1922, in DeWitt County, the daughter of Fred and Linnie (Shaw) Graham.  She married John U. Blue on December 30, 1947, in Springfield.  He passed away on October 20, 1996.

Survivors include her children,  Joni and David Newberg, Clinton; grandchildren,  Suzy (Chris) Brown, Morris, Ill., and Andrew (Jill) Newberg, Clinton; great-grandchildren,  Joe and Jack Amiano; Morgan, Luke, and Brady Brown all of Morris; and Logan and Evan Newberg, Clinton.

June was a graduate of McMurray College, a member of Chapter B, P.E.O., The Clinton Country Club, and The Clinton Presbyterian Church.  She was a lifelong resident of DeWitt County and taught Business at Clinton Community High School.  June enjoyed playing Bridge and her “furry friends” over the years, especially her cat “Elizabeth Jane.”

June will always be remembered by friends and family for her contagious laughter.

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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