Darla “June” Zeman was born November 22, 1933 in Shamrock, Texas, an only child, to Nevis Brown Horne. June went home to be with her Lord on Friday, November 6, 2020. June was a lifelong resident of Medford. As a child she worked with her mother and stepfather at Horne’s Hatchery in Medford selling eggs and baby chicks all over the U.S. and seven countries. She graduated from Medford High School in 1952. On August 4, 1952, she married her high school sweetheart, Elvin Edward Zeman in Enid and three children were born to this union. Elvin served in the U.S. Army Artillery from 1952-1954, at which time, June stayed home with her mother and stepfather and helped them with the hatchery, worked at the tag office and the Country Inn Restaurant. Upon Elvin’s return from service, June was a homemaker and enjoyed bowling, fishing, playing cards and dominos with family and friends, gardening, caring for her flowers, and most of all spending time with her children and grandchildren. June was a member of Medford First United Methodist Church and Medford Busy Moms.
June is survived by her son, Steven Zeman and Stacy Hackworth; grandson, Douglas Zeman; granddaughters, Sarah Kretchmar and husband, Blake, and Sierra Stout; great-grandsons, Haden Kretchmar and Hank Kretchmar; son-in-law, Steve Bennett; extended family, Rania Mauldin and husband, Brad, and her best friend, Freda Kretchmar.
June was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Elvin Zeman; daughters, Shelley Zeman and Teresa Bennett.
Graveside service for June will be Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at Rosemound Cemetery with arrangements by Lanman Funeral Home, Inc. of Medford. Viewing will be Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. with family present from 5:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. www.lanmanmemorials.com Facebook: Lanman Funeral Home Inc.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Medford through the funeral home.
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