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Opal June Pinkerton

June 30, 1930October 23, 2020

Opal June Pinkerton, 90, Fulton, MO, peacefully passed away Friday, October 23, 2020 in The Maple Unit at The Bluffs in Columbia, MO.

June was born on June 30, 1930 in Fulton, MO the daughter of Thomas Benjamin Mirts and Anna (McKim) Mirts who preceded her in death. She was married on December 22, 1950 in Fulton, MO to Richard Pinkerton who preceded her in death in 1959. June retired in 1995 from Farmers Mutual Insurance Company after working for 33 years as their secretary. She was a faithful member of Central Christian Church where she served as their treasurer and also enjoyed volunteering for several years at McIntire Elementary School after her retirement.

Survivors include: two daughters, Vicky Salmons (Tommy) of Fulton, MO and Denise Pinkerton (John Harris) of Columbia, MO; one sister, Dorothy Norris of Euless, TX; four grandchildren, Stacy Gray (Todd), Shauna Smith (Clint), Shad Salmons (Jennifer) and Alex Salmons (Kathryn) and nine great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by four sisters and four brothers.

Private graveside services and burial will be held on Friday, October 30, 2020 at Hillcrest Cemetery in Fulton, MO with Pastor Bruce Williamson officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to The Bluffs or The Family of Opal June Pinkerton, c/o Debo Funeral Home, 833 Court St, Fulton, MO 65251.


  • Vicky Salmons (Tommy), Daughter
  • Denise Pinkerton (John Harris), Daughter
  • Dorothy Norris, Sister
  • Stacy Gray (Todd), Granddaughter
  • Shauna Smith (Clint), Granddaughter
  • Shad Salmons (Jennifer), Grandson
  • Alex Salmons (Kathryn), Grandson
  • June is also survived by nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, four sisters and four brothers.

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  • Todd Gray, Pallbearer
  • Clint Smith , Pallbearer
  • Shad Salmons, Pallbearer
  • Alex Salmons, Pallbearer


  • Private Family Graveside Service

    Friday, October 30, 2020

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Naomi Niles

November 15, 2020

So sorry to only now hear about your Mother’s death. I enjoyed getting reacquainted with her when she and my mom were living at Valley Park North.

Peace be with you,


Margie Dillon Odneal

October 29, 2020

Vicky and Denise, I’m so sorry for your loss. I’ll always remember your mom and Fay together - I could hardly tell them apart. Hair fixed, makeup perfect and impeccably dressed! Talking and laughing! They were a pair! I hope your memories will help to comfort you.

Brenda Saxe

October 29, 2020

Just wanted to let you know how sorry I am for the passing of your loved one. May the Lord comfort each as you go through this process and in the future with the memories you have of your life with her.

Brenda Hoover Saxe

Daryle Dzurick

October 29, 2020

To the family:
I’m so sorry to learn of your loss. Such a beautiful lady, wonderful mother and a precious friend to all. May the family always carry within a picture of a heart filled with LOVE and a SMILE that will last forever. I will always treasure my thoughts and memories of her. My prayers are with you all.

Pam Anslem

October 29, 2020

Denise and Vicky, I'm so sad to hear about June's passing. I have such wonderful memories of our visits with you all as children! June was a hard working woman and raised you two wonderful cousins! I'm so sorry we can't be there with you all.
Love you all!
Pam Anslem and Dorothy Norris

Ruth Toosley

October 28, 2020

Sorry to hear of your Moms passing. I have very fond memories of her at the kids events. No matter the age it’s difficult to say goodbye. Big hugs to you all. Praying for peace and comfort for all.
Mike and Ruth Toosley

Brenda Williamson

October 28, 2020

June always had a smile on her face and her laugh was contagious. She was friendly to those she met and enjoyed her times with friends. She will be missed by her church family.

Ella Plank

October 28, 2020

looking at this picture i get a true sense of how classy a lady ms June was. It was and honor and a privlage to take care of her. she will forever remain in my memory. she was such a special lady and she will be greatly missed. for when one passes it takes a piece of my heart with them. thank you for the privelage of being a part of your family for the last year. love and prayers. Ella Plank

Joe Holt

October 28, 2020

VICKY AND DENISE So sorry and recall many times you two would come to the office building where we all worked and there would be great joy in your mom's face and voice when you appeared.
A lovely lady, we had good times and shared a lot of experiences.
My sincere condolences to you.
Joe Holt

Vicky Giboney

October 28, 2020

Vicki you have my deepest condolences in the loss of your mom. Lifting your family up in prayer.


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