June Brewer

June Darlene Brewer, 83, of Stonebrook in Mt. Pleasant, formerly of Stockport, Iowa, passed away at 8:38 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, 2024, at the Southeast Iowa Regional Medical Center in West Burlington, Iowa.


She was born on June 17, 1940 in Terre Haute, Illinois, the daughter of Melvin and Violet (William) Powelson. On January 11, 1958, she married Jesse Brewer in Stronghurst, Illinois. He preceded her in death on October 12, 2019.


She is survived by her two children: Jo (Michael) King of Burlington, Iowa and Jeffrey Lee Brewer of Burlington, Iowa; three grandchildren: Michele, Joshua, and Katje; two sisters: Helen Curl of Nebraska and Dorothy Wade of Texas. Also surviving are many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.


She was preceded in death by her parents; husband: Jesse and brother: Gerald “Junior” Powelson.


After Jesse returned from serving in the Army, he and June were married. Then, in the 1970’s the Brewers moved from Blandinsville, Illinois, where they had farmed together, to Stockport, Iowa, where they bought the Tarpleywick farm. There they continued farming and raised hogs and cattle. June enjoyed living and working on the farm, where she was able to do her photography, which she loved. She also enjoyed her cats and attending the Old Threshers Reunion faithfully every year. Most of all, she loved her family.


Her body has been entrusted to the crematory of Schmitz Funeral Home for cremation.


A visitation will begin at 1:00 p.m. Monday, March 25, 2024, at Schmitz Funeral Home in West Point, where the family will receive friends and family from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. that evening.


A graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 26, 2024, at the Keokuk National Cemetery in Keokuk.


In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in her memory for PAW Animal Shelter.


Schmitz Funeral Home of West Point is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.schmitzfuneralhomes.com.