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Geneva June Combs Cassels

March 26, 1933 ~ March 2, 2021 (age 87)


Geneva June Combs Cassels, 87, of Peru passed away peacefully at 4:08 p.m., Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at her home surrounded by family.

Born on March 26, 1933 in Lost Creek, Kentucky, she was the daughter of the late Luther and Carrie (Campbell) Noble.  She married Amos Combs September, 1949.  He preceded her in death March 2010.  She married Arthur Lester Cassels in June 2011.

June was a long time member of Peru First Brethren Church, and in recent years attended Wabash Friends Church.  She owned and operated June’s Beauty Shop in Peru for many years.  June enjoyed gardening, fishing, and quilting.

Survivors include her husband, Arthur Lester Cassels of Peru; her children, Deborah Balsbaugh (Brooke) of Peru and Jeffery Combs (Lanette) of Peru; stepchildren, Rebecca Dawn (Dean Wilson), Cindy Winter (Joe), Valerie Williams, Howard Fulton (Bobbie), and Mark Cassels (Linda); sisters, MaryLou Francis and Betty Wilson;  special niece, Jerri Bunker.  grandchildren, Aaron Thomas (Lorie), Amanda Brunnemer (Anthony), Claire Kellems (Joshua), Colin Balsbaugh (Jennifer), Eric Combs (Valerie), Erin Wagner (Mickey), and Tyler Combs (Kelly);  step grandchildren, Rocky Fraser (Tianna), Dustin Fraser (Sara), Taylor Wilson, Valerie Dawn, Travis Williams (Jessica), April Ellis (David), Amelia Winter (Christopher Rullan), Jenna Winter, Jessica Wilber (Jeremiah), Katie Fulton, Judson Cassels (Peter), and Julie Billsborrow (Chris); 39 great grandchildren and step great grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Amos Combs; daughter, Elaine Thomas and her husband, Rev. James Thomas; siblings, Opal Hall, Alma Gipson, Clay Noble, G.V. Noble, Joyce Bartosik, RayVon Smith, and Frank Noble.

Visitation and Celebration of Life service for June will be held on Saturday, June 26th at Riverview Funeral Home from 2:00pm- 4:00pm. From 4:00pm- 5:00pm will be a time for family and friends to share stories and memories about her life with Tyler Combs officiating the service. Riverview Funeral Home is located at 421 W Canal St. Peru, IN.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Riverside Christian School by mail to Riverside Christian School,  General Delivery, Lost Creek, Kentucky 41348 (checks payable to Riverside Christian School) or online at 

June’s online guestbook is available and condolences can be shared at

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Celebration of Life
June 26, 2021

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Riverview Funeral Home
421 West Canal Street
Peru, IN 46970

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