June J. Ballentine

June 02, 1919 - March 25, 2021

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Saturday, March 27, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Young Family Funeral Home - Kendallville Chapel


Saturday, March 27, 11:00 AM
Young Family Funeral Home - Kendallville Chapel


June Joan (Shipman) Grove Ballentine, 101, of Avilla, Indiana, died Thursday, March 25, 2021, at Ascension Living Sacred Heart Home in Avilla, Indiana.

She was born June 2, 1919, in Wauseon, Ohio, to Sydney Floyd and Bertha Gladys (Apple) Shipman.

Mrs. Ballentine was a registered nurse. She then became a nursing instructor at Maumee Valley Hospital in Toledo. She concluded her working career as a science teacher at Swanton Junior High School in Swanton, Ohio.

She was active in her church.

June was an avid golfer up until the age of 94. Later in life, she enjoyed living on Coldwater Lake at Coldwater, Michigan, where she enjoyed swimming and jet-skiing.

Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Carl and Diane Grove of Rome City, Indiana; a daughter and son-in-law, Jane Esther and Dale McQuillan of Delta, Ohio; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; five great great-grandchildren; a brother, Phil Shipman of Delta, Ohio; and a sister Freida Morgan of Hastings, Michigan.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Carl Grove; her second husband, Frank Ballentine; and 11 brothers and sisters, Vernon Shipman, Arvin Shipman, Alva Shipman, Ruth Schoonover, Marge Clark, Sidney Shipman, Dorothy Elton, Don Shipman, Betty Hazlett, Marvin Shipman, and Phyllis Mock.

Funeral services will be Saturday, March 27, 2021, at 11 a.m. at Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville with Tom Novy and Pastor Regan Ford officiating.

Burial will be Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at Greenlawn Cemetery in Delta, Ohio.

Pallbearers are Scott Grove, Steven Grove, Jim Criswell, Kenton McQuillin, Randy McQuillin, and Derek Grove.

Visitation is Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the funeral home.

Per the Governor, face masks are required.

June’s funeral service on Saturday will also live stream on the Young Family Funeral Home Facebook page at 11 a.m. for those unable to attend in person.

Preferred memorials are to the Church of the Nazarene, 17001 Prairie Star Parkway, Lenexa, Kansas, 66220 or Feed the Children, P.O. Box 36, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73101.

View a video tribute after Saturday or share memories and condolences at www.youngfamilyfuneralhome.com

Guest Book

Pamela Al-Wotaid
March 26th, 2021 10:19am
Tulsa, OK

Aunt June was the one who encouraged me to go into nursing. She was always a huge support. We have been blessed with such a rich, wonderful heritage in the Shipman family.

Marva Shipman Taylor
March 26th, 2021 2:07am
Bourbonnais, IL

A favorite aunt - she led a full life, was a pioneer for women with her many achievements, and was quite a character. I admired and enjoyed her. Sad to lose the Shipman family members one by one. I’ve had a blessed heritage. Love and prayers for her family.

The Parkes
March 25th, 2021 9:56pm

Condolences and love to the Grove family.

The Hones
March 25th, 2021 9:28pm

Thinking of all of you. Prayers and virtual hugs from all of us.

March 25th, 2021 7:34pm

Carl and Diane so sorry to hear about your mom’s passing you had some wonderful years with her and your memories will be cherish God bless you all Judy

Rev. Regan Ford
March 25th, 2021 5:05pm
Kendallville, IN

One of the most amazing senior citizens I've had the pleasure of knowing. She was always of good cheer. Loved gospel music and golf. She had great comments during my Bible studies. I loved her stories. An amazing 101 years of life. She was special.