OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – June Monaco Pringle of Overland Park, formerly of Farrell, passed away Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, in Overland Park. She was 91.
Mrs. Pringle was born June 9, 1922, in Farrell to Anthony J. Monaco and Jessie Cantelupe Monaco.
She graduated from what is now Youngstown State University and during World War II worked in the offices of the former Sharon Steel Corp.’s Farrell plant.
She met Bill Pringle, who became her husband, at a USO dance where she was a singer and he played in a band. They had three daughters before moving to Overland Park in 1963.
She retired from the Internal Revenue Service in Kansas City, then founded Home Safe LLC for absentee homeowners.
June loved politics, volunteer work, golf, jazz, pro football and college basketball. She was a master crossword solver and an exceedingly independent, positive and compassionate person. She was a staunch Democrat and an ardent believer in social and political equality. At 91, she was still driving herself around town.
She is survived by three daughters, Leah Lehman, Liberty, Mo., and her husband Michael Williams; Jan Pringle, Gardner Lake, Kan.; and Claire Lenz, Kansas City, Mo.; along with a granddaughter, Angela Teater and her husband John Case; and a great-grandson, Wesley Case, Seattle, Wash.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Humane Society donations are encouraged.
Mrs. Bill (June Monaco), 91, formerly of Farrell.
Arrangements by WALLACE FUNERAL HOME, Pleasant Hill, Mo.