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Posted on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 1:10 pm

Mildred “June” Nolan, 86, of Mexico, died at 1:20 a.m., Thursday, August 28, 2014 at Boone Hospital in Columbia.
Memorial services celebrating June’s life were held with a 10 a.m. visitation followed by an 11 a.m. service, Monday, September 1, 2014, at First Presbyterian Church, Mexico, with the Rev. Terry Kukuk officiating. Lunch was available after the service for friends and family to share in the Fellowship Hall.
June was born December 19, 1927, in Webster Groves, Mo., a daughter of Ernest Barnes and Ruth Rebecca (Studer) Myrick.
On August 12, 1951 (in Curryville, Mo.) June married the love of her life, William Gus Nolan, Jr., who preceded her in death on August 30, 1996 (soon after their 45th wedding anniversary). In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by her parents, one son, Steven William Nolan; one sister, Ernestine Wallace, and one brother Bob Myrick.
June worked nearly all of her life as a school teacher in rural, private and public schools in the Mexico and Vandalia areas. June retired from Van-Far Elementary School (Vandalia, Mo.) where she taught 2nd grade. She began teaching at the age of 17 and after retirement continued to substitute-teach through the age of 80. June was a dedicated and compassionate teacher, and enjoyed her students.
June was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Mexico, Eastern Star, MO State Teachers Association, a charter member of the Mexico Widowed Persons Service, and a volunteer for the Audrain Medical Center Auxiliary for many years.
Survivors include one son, Rodney Nolan and wife Debbie of Ashland; three daughters, Jeannie Breneman and husband Randy of Mexico, Donna O’Neal and husband Dan of Columbia, and Becky Dillion and husband Marvin of Lake St. Louis; one brother, Bill Myrick and wife Eva of Pea Ridge, Ark..; one sister, Helen Thompson of Vandalia; 12 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren whom she loved dearly.  June was a beloved wife, Mom, Grandma, “GG,” sister and friend, and will be missed by family and friends who loved her very much.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Evergreen Memorial Gardens or Audrain Medical Center Auxiliary.
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