June (Van Epps) Diltz, age 90, of Overland Park, Kansas died Sunday, January 25, 2015 at SeniorCare Homes in Overland Park.
Funeral services are 2:00 PM, on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home in Yankton, South Dakota with Reverend Dani Jo Ninke officiating. Burial will be in the Yankton Cemetery. Visitation is one hour prior to the funeral at the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home.
Pallbearers are Brian Diltz, Thomas Diltz, Ryan Moore, Andrew Slater and Dean Jungers.
June was born November 22, 1924 in Yankton, South Dakota to Howard and Clara (McCone) Van Epps. She graduated from Yankton High School in 1942 and then married William "Lewy" Diltz on December 2, 1942. After their marriage, they lived in Yankton and began their family. In 1957, they moved to Bellevue, Nebraska. June devoted her life as a caregiver for her family. She spent 27 years caring for her youngest son, Perry, who had Down syndrome. She also cared for her aging mother and then her husband. In 2004, June moved to Olathe, Kansas and spent the last two years living at SeniorCare Homes. She was a lifetime member of the Order of the Eastern Star and active in the First Presbyterian Church in Bellevue. June had a love for the arts and was known for her many paintings, which she enjoyed creating. She will always be remembered as devoted wife, mother and grandmother.
June is survived by her two sons: Darrel (Maryam) Diltz of Arden Hills, MN and Daniel (Marilyn) Diltz of Lenexa, KS; seven grandchildren: Shelby Diltz, Rebecca (Ryan) Moore, Brian (Erika) Diltz, Thomas (Mindy) Diltz, Laura (Laura) Diltz, Teresa (Andrew) Salter, and Ashley (Greg) Sprott; and seven great grandchildren.
June was preceded in death by her parents; husband, William "Lewy" on March 29, 2005; and son, Perry Diltz.
Memorials are preferred to Down Syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City at 5960 Dearborn St, Suite 100 in Mission, KS 66202 or online at www.kcdsg.org.
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We are saddened to hear of the passing of your beloved June. Our prayers are with you all. William and Christa Van Epps and family
William Van Epps
I remember June as an amazing woman, a tower of quiet strength to her family to whom she was deeply devoted. A completely beautiful human being. She was a special niece to my parents, Claude and Martha Van Epps and I remember many happy hours in her company. It was an honor to have known her.
Betti Carol VanEpps-Taylor
Sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom. She was a terrific lady and was a dedicated wife and mother. I recall a lot of times my Mom (Sylvia) spent in Bellevue with June, Lewy and Clara. They had a lot of good times together.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you,
Robert & Sharon (Olson) Alink
So sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. Sending my prayers and love to your families.
Linda (Moderegger) Hagen
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