June LaVaughn Warner Parker, 90, of Scottsbluff, passed away Monday, March 20, 2023 at The Residency in Scottsbluff. Her funeral service will be held at 10am on Monday, March 27, 2023 at the Gering Zion Church with Pastor Wayne Mundell and Pastor Tim Hebbert officiating. Interment will follow at West Lawn Cemetery in Gering. Visitation will be held on Sunday, March 26 at Bridgman Funeral Home in Scottsbluff from 2-4pm. It is requested that memorials in June’s honor be made in care of the Gering Zion Church. Online condolences may be made by viewing June’s memorial page at www.bridgmanfuneralhome.com. Bridgman Family Funeral Home in Scottsbluff is entrusted with arrangements.
June LaVaughn Ihrig was born in her parent’s home in Goodland KS on March 4, 1933. Her parents were Carl F. Ihrig and Clara C. (Schnell) Ihrig. The family moved to McCook NE in 1942 where June attended the McCook schools, and she attended Jr. College there.
She was married to Leland M. Warner in 1952. Four children were born to this union.
June taught rural schools in Hitchcock and Frontier Counties of Nebraska. The family moved to Gering in 1959 and she spent her remaining years in this area.
June worked for 15 years for Associated Grocers of Nebraska. Later she worked as dispatcher for Valley Ambulance. From there she worked at Medical Records at Regional West Medical Center where she retired in 1990.
During her years in Gering, she taught Sunday School classes, Children’s Church, worked in the Awana Clubs, sang in the church choirs and was a member of the Women’s Guild.
June volunteered for several years at Regional West Medical Center and joined the Panhandle Community Volunteer program as a foster Grandmother at Gering Jr. High in 1999.
June married Vergil Parker 6/09/1983 and they enjoyed several years of camping and fishing. Since Vergil’s death June spent each school year at Gering Jr. High. For the first 9 years she worked with special needs children. Her last years were spent mostly in the FCS classrooms where she enjoyed teaching crocheting, helping with machine sewing and embroidery and cooking.
June’s greatest joys were her grandchildren, her church, her pets crocheting and reading. She loved to travel when the opportunity arose.
June was a homebody who enjoyed having her children and grandchildren around her. She especially enjoyed our foreign exchange student Edi Gnesa from Switzerland in 1971. She tried to look for the good and positive assets in all people and enjoyed helping others. For several years she contributed to support World Vision.
June is survived by her sons, Scott (Teri) Warner of Hawaii, Jeff (Michelle) Warner of Independence MO, daughters Dixie (Dave) Scharf of Lincoln, Val Rexus of Gering and Pam Magnuson of Culver City CA, 7 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband Vergil, her parents, her brother Robert Ihrig, and multiple special angels that winged their way to heaven too early.