Ava June Scranton, lifetime resident of Graham County Kansas, passed away June 23, 2018, at the Graham County Hospital one month before her 94th birthday. She was born in rural Graham County to the late Adelbert Downs (A.D.) and Oakie Belle (Washburn) Worcester.
She married Alvin Scranton September 9, 1942. He preceded her in death July 25, 1990. Ava June was an accomplished seamstress, capable carpenter, creative landscaper, and crafty bridge player. She was a real estate broker in the state of Kansas and held a real estate license from 1972 to 1984. She was a member of the Hill City Presbyterian Church.
Ava June was preceded in death by a son, Ronald Scranton; a son-in-law, Hillon Steeples; a brother, Bill Worcester and a sister, Esther Henderson.
Survivors include a daughter, Sonja Steeples of Hays, Kansas; daughter-in-law, Martha Scranton, Larned, Kansas; three grandchildren: Kobie Kobler, Tyler (Brenda) Kobler, and Kim (Jay) Holthaus; seven great grandchildren; two sisters: Darlene Wilson, McPherson, Kansas and Bonnie Ginther, Hays; a brother Leonne Worcester, Towanda, Kansas; and a sister-in-law, Esther Worcester, Hill City, Kansas.
A private family service will be held at a later date.