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June R. Whitten

September 17, 1943 ~ March 23, 2024 (age 80) 80 Years Old

June Whitten Obituary

                June Ruth Whitten, 80, a resident of Oakwood Heights Village in Oil City and formerly of Seneca, passed from our world, while a patient in ICU at UPMC Northwest on Saturday, March 23, 2024 following a brief illness, into eternal life with our Heavenly Father. 

                Born at home in Seneca on September 17, 1943, she was the daughter of the late Wayne and Ruth Heckathorn. 

                She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, William H. Brown; her second husband, Keith Whitten; two sons, William "Willy" H. Brown and John W. Brown; and a brother, Gary Heckathorn. 

                She is survived by her sister, Lois Hazlett and husband Clinton of Titusville; two sons and their spouses, James L. Brown and Leann Felmlee-Brown of Cranberry and Shane W. and Anjunette Brown of Pittsburgh; her grandchildren, Zachary W. Brown of California, Amanda M. Brown of Cranberry, Lucia C. Brown and her fiancé Daniel B. Swab II of Seneca, whose wedding she was looking forward to attending, Misty Brown and Dylan Brown of Franklin, and Rodger Brown of Titusville; four great-grandchildren; and her beloved pet tortoise, Herbie. 

                June was a homemaker, she enjoyed shopping, reading, time spent with her grandchildren, and she was a huge fan of Elvis, his music, and his movies.  In her later years, she enjoyed Bingo, game shows, movies, doing crafts, and attending the many musical activities and game parties at Oakwood Heights. 

                Her family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Oakwood Heights, to Dr. Fink and the UPMC Northwest ICU staff for the wonderful care of June and her family.  In addition, a sincere and heartfelt thanks to the Reverend Mark Elliston for the comfort and support he provided during this challenging time for the family. 

                Funeral arrangements are being completed by Hile-Best Funeral Home, 2781 Rte. 257 in Seneca, where a visitation for family and friends will be held on Wednesday (March 27) from 10 - 11 a.m. with Liturgy of the Word and the Service of Christian Burial following at 11 a.m., with the Reverend Mark Elliston, pastor of Christ Episcopal Church, officiating.  Committal and interment will follow in the Heckathorn Family Plot at the Brandon Cemetery in Cranberry. 

                In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Venango County Humane Society, 286 South Main St., Seneca PA  16346.

                To express online condolences to June's family, visit www.hilebest.com

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