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June Strait

June Lillian Buseck Davidson Strait, 96, was born Sept. 6, 1916 in Round Knob, Pa. She went to her eternal home on Monday, June 17, 2013 at the home of her son, Ernest Davidson, in Iola.
She graduated from Robertsdale High School in 1938 and then she married William Charles Davidson of Three Springs, Pa.. He preceded her in death in May 1964.
She is survived by her only child, Ernest William Davidson, and his wife, Wanda, Iola, and her two granddaughters, Lisa Kneifl and her husband, Kelly, Yankton, S.D. and Angie Davidson, Grand Junction, Colo., her sister Evelyn Foreman, Mosquito Hollow, Pa.; and her sisters-in-law Mildred Buseck, Round Knob, Pa., and Emma Buseck, Mount Union, Pa. She was blessed to have seven great-grandchildren, Michael Carson and Hallie Randall-Davidson,Yankton, S.D., and Holly, Megan, Jewel and Kaden Kneifl, Wayne, Neb., and Brandon Kneifl and his wife Arielle, Gregory, S.D.
More than 20 nieces and nephews, and 30 great-nieces and nephews also survive.
June’s body was cremated and will be interned at Three Springs Cemetery after a Celebration of Life Ceremony at the Round Knob Church of God, in Round Knob, Pa. at a later date.

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