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Obituary for Joanne H. Magar (Harrington)

Joanne H. Magar

Lima - Feburary 15, 2023 at age 91. Joanne is survived by her children; Mark (Linda) of N.J., Martha Butler of Ohio; grandchildren, Matthew Magar and Barbara Lusk (Chad Mahaffy) ; great grandchildren, Jesse and Tucker Lusk, Wayne Mahaffy; niece, Lina Coon; nephew Joseph Kalb; many great nieces and nephews.

Joanne was predeceased by her loving husband of 66 yrs, Ray; her sister Mary H. Kalb; and nephew Dr. John Kalb.

Joanne worked for and retired from the James S. Sullivan Insurance Agency. She was an avid gardener and could often be seen tending to her flowers. Joanne loved to cook for her family and friends. In times of crisis, she was always there to help, often with a warm home cooked meal.

Joanne was active in the community until her passing serving with FISH (Friends In Service Here) and as a long time member of the Lima Golden Agers Club. She served as secretary for the Livingston County Office of the Aging Advisory Board and Traid.

A volunteer for the Livingston County Heart Assn., March of Dimes, docent for the Lima Historical Society, assisted in flu clinics and distributing coupons for the Farmers Market. She was a den mother for the Cub Scouts in Lima.

Joanne was a lifelong member of St Rose Parish and a member of the Catholic Daughters of America for 50 yrs. She volunteered for many activities in the church. She could often be seen in the kitchen at berevement lunches.
After the passing of her beloved nephew, Dr John Kalb, she became a strong advocate for organ donation.

Her Funeral Mass will be held Monday, October 16, 2023 at 10 AM at St. Rose Church, Lima. The family asks that you not wear black, rather you wear colors as we celebrate Joannes life and entrance into the house of God, Our Father. Interment St. Rose Cemetery, Lima. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Lima Volunteer Ambulance PO Box 335 Lima, NY 14485 in her memory.