In memory of
Leola June (Kear) (Epard) Sohl died December 30, 2018. She was born May 29, 1935, to Murray and Clara (Seigal) Kear in her great grandparents' sod house, the Porter Collins Home, south of Brewster, KS. June attended grade school in Brownville and graduated from Brewster High School in 1953. She married George Epard on May 27, 1953, and to their union was born two sons, Marc and Jay Epard. The family traveled south to north custom harvesting until they took over George's family farm southeast of Colby, KS. June married Stan Sohl on February 28,1983, and moved to Salina, KS. They ran June & Stan's Heirlooms Antique Store at Fifth and Walnut in Salina and regularly traveled across several states doing antique shows. June was past president of the National Milk Glass Collectors Society. Throughout her life, June enjoyed gardening. She was known for her pickles and took great pleasure in baking and cooking, especially during the Christmas season. She was an avid duplicate bridge player until her death. June was preceded in death by her parents, George Epard, Stan Sohl, and stepson Glen Sohl. Survivors include Marc Epard (Kathy Porsch) and Jay Epard, brother Larry Kear (Betty), stepsons Duane and Mark Sohl, stepdaughters Jeanine Eldar (Ilan) and Martha Bertolino (Tom), stepdaughter-In-law Terri Sohl, grand children, great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, January 8, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 901 Neal, Salina, KS, with the Rev. Lori Persigehl officiating. A reception will follow at the church. The family requests memorials in June's name to Hospice of Salina or Salina Regional Health Center in lieu of flowers.
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