June Agler Pence Brooks, 93, passed Tuesday, September 25, 2018, in Eaton, Ohio, from complications of congestive heart failure.
Born May 16, 1925, in Eldorado, she was the daughter of Hale S. Agler and Esther Trick Agler. She was preceeded in death by her parents, brothers Lowell C. Agler, Jean E. Agler and her son Joe W. Pence.
Graduating from Monroe Township School, West Manchester, June attended Miami University in Oxford where she studied music. She was married to Jim Pence and lived on a farm in Eaton. She also lived in Lewisburg, then Centerville and Chillicothe where she worked at Elder Beerman for nearly 30 years. In more recent years, returning to Eaton, she worked at Dillard’s in Richmond, Indiana.
June was a professional musician and was passionate about playing the piano and clarinet. She played with The Counts Four band of Eaton, played in the orchestra at Richmond Civic Theatre, sang in the choir at Grace Lutheran Church and played the clarinet at Eaton First Church of God. A highlight of her career was playing the clarinet with the City of Kettering Civic Band with whom she toured Europe playing in many cities. She also played in numerous community bands and wherever she lived, she passionately taught piano lessons.
June is survived by her sister Patricia Agler Fortell, her children Jack J. Pence, John H. Pence, Jane Pence Slyder, and Jacquelyn Pence Beaver. She was blessed with 7 grandchildren and numerous great grand children.
In honoring our mother’s wishes, there will be no services. Her ashes will be buried at Monroe Cemetery beside her parents whom she loved so very much. Donations may be made to the worship team at Eaton First Church of God, Lexington Rd., Eaton.