June Jepson 1927-2020
Naida “June” Jepson, 92, of Soldier, passed away Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, at her home with family by her side.
She was born May 8, 1927, in Circleville, the daughter of Floyd Walter and Ella Marie (Stephenson) Slimmer.
June graduated from Circleville High School in 1946. She began working for Soldier High School as a cook for seven years and later she worked for Denison State Bank in Holton for 32 years.
She was a member of Soldier Christian Church, Jackson County Historical Society, Holton Hospital Auxiliary, Soldier Senior Citizens Center, Ladies Coffee Club and Soldier Ladies Card Club.
June married Marion “Dale” Jepson on Sept. 29, 1946, in Holton; he preceded her in death on Jan. 18, 1994. She married Charles J. “Chuck” Werns Sr. on Oct. 13, 2001, in Mission; he preceded her in death on Dec. 15, 2009. She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Cheryl Smith, on Oct. 20, 2009; and a sister, Wanola Buss, on June 29, 2019.
Survivors include two sons, Daryl Jepson (Joy) of Topeka and Kent Jepson (Jayne) of Soldier; a son-in-law, Ron Smith of Topeka; two stepdaughters, Mary Keirsey (Jim) of Gilbert, Ariz., and Nancy Miller (Dan) of Anchorage, Alaska; a stepson, Charles Werns Jr. (Charla) of Stoughton, Wisc.; two brothers, Bill Slimmer (Shirley) and Gary Slimmer (Barbara), all of Topeka; 12 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22 at Mercer Funeral Home in Holton. Burial will follow in Soldier Cemetery. Family will greet friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Soldier Christian Church or Holton Community Hospital Hospice. To leave a special message for the family, please visit www.mercerfuneralhomes.com