June Irene Pierce, of Cleveland, Ohio, passed peacefully on August 11, 2023, at home surrounded by family. Born on August 17, 1939 in Columbus, Ohio, daughter of John S. and Dorothy (Merifield) Johnson. June was a longtime resident of Cleveland and was retired from the Washington International Group.  She was an avid baker known by many for her beautifully decorated cookies and delicious desserts.

June was preceded in death by her parents and sister Ruth J. Kozman. She is survived by her brother John S. (Mary) Johnson Jr. of Columbus, sister Jeanne Cooper Kovach of Columbus, step-daughter Dawn Sandwich (Ed) of Perrysburg, nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews, cousins, step-grandchildren, step-great grandchildren, and many dear friends and neighbors. June had a great faith in God. She was dedicated to and loved all her family and friends.  June will be deeply missed by all who knew her.
A special thank you to Jim and Kim Bryant, Becky and Mark Sedlak, Patricia Isbell, Annette Johnson, John and Karen Wagner, Pat Koehler, George Smith and Mike Jackman for the many years of friendship, love, support and care.

A Celebration of June’s Life will be held at a future date.

Memorials can be made to a local food pantry or a charity of the donor’s choice.  

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  1. Elise Allen October 20, 2023 at 10:56 pm - Reply

    So sorry to hear of June’s passing. She was a wonderful friend.

  2. Brandon October 21, 2023 at 10:43 pm - Reply

    If there is ever a celebration of life – would like the details. June was amazing lady.

  3. Steve & Deb Do-Da Wissner October 22, 2023 at 5:22 am - Reply

    June was an awesome lady and a great friend. We worked together at MK and shared our love for the Cleveland Indians. We also met for dinner once a month and June always brought us all dessert.

  4. Madison C. November 7, 2023 at 9:26 pm - Reply

    I’m extremely saddened by this, as June was my beloved neighbor for so long. I called her just a couple of weeks ago wanting to check in. She was a part of my childhood and always made cookies for mine and my brother’s birthdays even after we moved. May you rest in peace June.

  5. Emmet February 16, 2024 at 2:11 pm - Reply

    Miss you everyday!

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