June Ellen Cunningham, 83, Birdseye

June Ellen Cunningham, 83, of Birdseye, passed away at 11 p.m., on Thursday, May 21, 2020, at her daughter’s home in French Lick.

She was born June 17, 1936, in Francisco to Fred and Ella Mae (Hill) Lytle and married Gary Cunningham on August 20, 1955, in Birdseye. 

June was employed as a seamstress, a real estate agent while living in Florida, and as an employee of the Civil Defense Office in Jasper. 

She was a member of the Birdseye Christian Church and the Birdseye Conservation Club; and enjoyed flowers, traveling and reading. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gary Cunningham, who passed away February 8, 2013; one son who died in infancy, Curtis Allen Cunningham; one brother, Gary Lytle; brother-in-law, Jessie Scott; and one great-grandchild.

She is survived by three children, Keith (Beverly) Blunk of Birdseye, Hazel Elaine (fiancé, Todd McDonald) Ojeda of French Lick and Eric (Jan) Cunningham of Birdseye; three siblings, Bob (Shirley) Lytle of Oakland City, Annadell (Ronnie) Muckelrath of Vidor, Texas and Carolea Scott of Angleton, Texas; sister-in-law, Mayme Lytle of Oakland City; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be held at the Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg with burial to follow at Mentor Cemetery near Birdseye. Reverend Albert Madden will officiate at the service. 

Memorial contributions can be made to the Diabetes Foundation or American Heart Association.

Condolences may be shared with the family online at www.nassandson.com.


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