Emily Jean McCune, 79

Emily Jean McCune, 79, of rural Mendon, died at 3:20 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011, at the Golden Valley Living Center in St. Marys, with her family by her side.

She was born on Sept. 22, 1931, in her lifelong residence in Auglaize County, the daughter of Merle and Catherine S. (Brodbeck) Shimp, and they preceded her in death.

On June 21, 1951, she married Harold E. McCune, and he survives her. They recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.

She is also survived by her three children, Nancy L. (Darrell E.) Hartung of Madison, Ind., Cathy S. (Elvin D.) Williams of Rockford and Neal A. (Maria E.) McCune of Mendon; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren.

A homemaker, she was a graduate of Mendon-Union High School and was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ in St. Marys. She enjoyed working her flower gardens at her home.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home in Spencerville, with the Rev. Ed Bray officiating. Burial will follow in Kossuth Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and after 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Grand Lake Health System or to St. Paul United Church of Christ.