June R. Haberman, 59, who was killed in an automobile accident Nov. 4 on Laurel Bowie Road in Prince George's County, had been an artist in residence at the Montpelier Cultural Arts Center in Laurel since 1979.

A native of Charleston, W.Va., Mrs. Haberman earned a teaching certificate from Morris Harvey College in West Virginia and taught in rural schools in that state before moving to this area in 1940.

During World War II, she was a government linguist. She later studied drawing and painting with several local artists and, in 1968, earned a bachelor's degree in fine arts from the University of Maryland, where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

In the late 1960s, she taught art education at Bond Mill Elementary School in Laurel. Later, she was an art instructor for evening adult recreation classes sponsored by Prince George's County and activities director for aged and infirm patients at the Mount Wilson Hospital Center in Baltimore.

Mrs. Haberman, who used oils, acrylics, watercolors and pastels in her work, specialized in portraiture and figurative painting. A collection of her work is scheduled to be shown at the Montpelier Cultural Arts Center.

Her marriage to Carl Reinking ended in divorce.

Survivors include her husband, David I. Haberman of Laurel; four children by her first marriage, Christopher J. Reinking of Columbia, Md., Curtis W. Reinking of Berwyn Heights, Md., Carrie S. Blair of Lanham, and April V. Barber of College Park; her mother, Hattie M. Robson, a brother, John L. Robson, and two sisters, Mary Patton and Eleanor Mays, all of Charleston, and a granddaughter.