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June Briner

Birth Date: June 6, 1925
Death Date: April 4, 2018

June Briner, 92, of Decatur, passed away on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at Fair Havens Christian Home.

June was born on June 6, 1925 in Vincennes, IN, the daughter of William and Bonnie (Burke) Ravellette. She married Lloyd Briner on March 1, 1941.

She was the founding member of the Decatur Quilters Guild. She was friends to the Decatur library and a contributor to PBS. She was also an avid reader and quilter.

Surviving are her daughter, Bonnie Trimby; son, Lloyd (Karen) Briner; grandchildren, Danica Trimby, Vess Trimby, Vince Trimby, Wendy Gregory, Bill Briner and Chad Briner; 16 great grandchildren and 12 great-great grandchildren.

June was preceded in death by her parents, husband, six brothers and one sister.

The family of June Briner is being served by Graceland Fairlawn Funeral Home, 2091 N. Oakland Ave. Decatur, IL. Please view the online obituary, send condolences, and share memories.

Arrangements are incomplete at this time. Service details will be posted as soon as they become available.
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  1. I am so sad to hear that June is gone; the photo you chose is fantastic, it brought tears to my eyes and I could hear her sweet chuckle. She was my dear friend for the five years I lived in Decatur. From the day we met, starting the Decatur Quilters Guild, to the day I left Illinois, we did everything together. I have never had a dearer friend. I have missed her every day since I moved away. We went on many trips together, and probably didn't miss a quilt show in a hundred mile radius around Decatur. I had hoped to make a trip to Decatur to see her again, I am sad that didn't happen. I loved her dearly. She was an important person in my life.

    Madeline Hawley

  2. June was on the Decatur Public Library's Home Service Program. That is how I met her.
    She was a pleasure to serve. A very well -read and intelligent lady…she had all sorts of interests and loved keeping up with current events. We had a few great conversations about the world. She had been on our program since January of 2016, during which time she read over 1,000 books and magazines. She dearly loved certain magazines, such as Grit, Real Simple, The Economist, Cook's Illustrated, Vanity Fair, and many many more. She was always so excited to get them. Her interests were vast. I know she was an excellent quilter and she showed me many of her pieces that she kept in her home.
    I will sure miss her pleasant attitude and voice. A really lovely lady.

    All my sympathy to her family. You were lucky to have her.

    Shelley Whiteside
    Decatur Public Library

  3. To the family of June. We are so sorry to see the passing of our long time quilting friend. She was such an inspiration to many in the Decatur Quilt Guild. She was such a pleasant and sweet lady, always with a smile. Sending you our sympathy, The Decatur Quilt Guild.

  4. My sympathy to the family. I will miss talking to June and seeing her little quilts on her door. She was a special lady in our hall.
    Patsy Harding

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