Mrs. June A. Glaser, age 95 of Jefferson City, Mo., passed away on Friday, July 14, 2023, at Villa Marie.
She was born on June 6, 1928, near Keytesville, Mo., the ninth child of Arthur L. and Mabel (Voss) Friesz. On September 4, 1949, near Salisbury, Mo., June was united in marriage to Edwin H. Glaser. They spent over 50 years together before his passing on April 14, 2002.
A lifelong resident of the central Missouri area, June attended the Keytesville and Salisbury Public Schools and the University of Missouri-Columbia. She held a B.S., M.Ed., Ed.Sp. degrees in Home Economics/Education plus completed course work for the Ph.D., in Higher and Adult Education with a minor in Gerontology.
During June’s more than 30-year professional career, she held the position of Carter County Home Economist for four years, was a substitute teacher for the Jefferson City Public Schools, served Lincoln University in instruction-research-teacher educator-advisement for over 23 years and was an instructor in Home Economics at William Woods University and Russellville Public Schools. In August of 1995, she retired as Associate Professor, tenured, from Lincoln University.
June was an officer and member of many educational and civic organizations such as First United Methodist Church-Sunday School-UMW Circles; American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences-MAFCS-SCFCS-CC Home Economists and delegate to the International Federation for Home Economics world meetings. She was president of LU Women in Development, Vice-President of LU Learning in Retirement, Executive Director for MO Partners of America. She presented and published research findings, travel articles and provided nutrition updates for older adults in various institutions. Throughout her professional career, she received notable honors and awards.
June was an accomplished typist and seamstress who found joy in various activities such as athletics, particularly cheering for the St. Louis Cardinals, gardening, farming, and engaging in bridge games. Her three sons will forever cherish the countless hours and years she dedicated to supporting them in the swim club, ensuring their proficiency as swimmers, and actively participating in the Boy Scouts to help them achieve the esteemed distinction of becoming Eagle Scouts. During her leisure hours, she indulged in her passion for travel and writing poetry. Growing up on family farms during her early years instilled in June a practical and self-reliant nature. Her family will forever cherish her memory as a lifelong learner, a resolute individual with unwavering determination, and a resilient farm girl who possessed a remarkable education and held high expectations for those in her circle.
Survivors include: her loving sons, Robert E. Glaser (Mishka) of San Antonio, Tx., Richard F. Glaser of Jefferson City, Mo., and Randall S. Glaser (Monica) of Wildwood, Mo.; five grandchildren, Nicholas Cook, Scott Glaser (Paula), Sean Glaser (Barbora) and Sonja Dunakey (Luke), and Michael Glaser; two great grandchildren, Arianna Cook and Evan Cook; two sisters, Nancy Lange and Carolyn Olsen; numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin; her parents, three sisters, and six brothers.
Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m., Saturday, October 14, 2023, at First United Methodist Church.
A celebration of June’s life will be held at 12:00 p.m., Saturday, October 14, 2023, at First United Methodist Church. Inurnment will follow at Hawthorn Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions, in June’s name, are suggested to First United Methodist Church
, PO Box 95, Jefferson City, MO 65102
Funeral arrangements are under the care of Freeman Mortuary, 915 Madison St, Jefferson City, MO 65101.