Joanne I. Mackay

December 27, 1929 ‒ April 06, 2014

Marion, Ohio

Joanne I. Mackay, age 84, of Marion, died unexpectedly Sunday, April 6, 2014 at Marion General Hospital. Joanne was born on December 27, 1929 to the late Warren A. and Harriett (Loeffel) Williamson in Erie, PA. Joanne marred Robert Mackay on March 25, 1950 in Pennsylvania; he preceded her in death on January 2, 2008. Joanne retired from Marion Speech and Hearing Center and was a founder and former owner of Mackay Telephone systems with her late husband and son, Scott. Joanne was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church where she enjoyed being a member of the choir and was previously a Cub Scout leader. Joanne is survived by daughter, Jeanne Mackay-Brewer of Marion; sons, John (Jan) Mackay of Boulder, CO, Scott Mackay (Kelly Byrnes) of Marion, Mike (Velenda) Mackay of Marion, Sam Mackay (Diane Mayne) of Marion; 13 grandchildren; 2 great grand-babies; sister, Jeanie (Charlie) Hall of Tennessee; nieces; and nephews. Visitation will be held from 4 until 8PM at Gunder/Hall & Folk Funeral Directors on Thursday, April 10, 2014. A funeral service will be held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 930 Harding Memorial Parkway at 11AM on Friday, April 11, 2014 with Pastor Craig Lewis officiating. Memorial donations may be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Online condolences may be expressed by visiting www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.

  • We will miss you so much! We will always have the best memories! Our wedding was complete with you by our side! Love you forever!

  • Memory is a special place in our hearts where we can find comfort in the treasured thoughts of those we hold dear. I’ll always remember Joanne working with us at Profit Planning Group when she and Bob would come to Boulder. She had the most wonderful laugh and smile. My heart goes out to the Mackay family.

  • Please accept my sympathies. Joanne was so supportive when I was making my way as choir director at St. Paul’s. She always had a friendly smile for everyone.

  • What wonderful memories we have of Joanne and the MacKays. I served with them at St. Paul’s from ’69-74. Joanne just had that wonderful God-given countenance about her and she was my first “secretary” when I became a Pastor. She and Bob were gracious mentors to me, though I doubt they knew it at the time. Young pastors need a lot of help!

  • What a class act!. She gave all of us such a great example on how to lead with grace, elegance and above all exude unconditional love. ALL of us are better people for having had her in our lives. She may be physically not here, but we have to work to make sure we carry her legacy forward with the same charisma and gusto that she set as the foundation for us to follow (and yes I know she had her moments). Hugs and Kisses to all of you.

  • What a class act!. She gave all of us such a great example on how to lead with grace, elegance and above all exude unconditional love. ALL of us are better people for having had her in our lives. She may be physically not here, but we have to work to make sure we carry her legacy forward with the same charisma and gusto that she set as the foundation for us to follow (and yes I know she had her moments). Hugs and Kisses to all of you.

  • Jeannie, I really liked your mom. Sorry I won’t be able to make the funeral home. Mac had surgery this AM. Thinking about you.