M Joan Phalor

April 14, 1935 ‒ December 30, 2017

Mansfield, Ohio

Joan Phalor made heartbroken look beautiful and strong look invincible. She walked with the world on her shoulders and made it look like a pair of wings. The strength she wore was from Christ, which adorned her in confidence and dignity.

Her faith became sight Saturday morning December 30, 2017 from her home in Wedgewood Estates. She was 82.

Born Margaret Joan Kober April 14, 1935 to Frank and Mary Lillian (Haines) Kober, she attended St. Peters Elementary and was graduated from Mansfield Senior High School in 1953.

On June 27, 1953 she married Harold Phalor, and together they were blessed with five children, which became her career and her passion. Joan enjoyed sewing and could make her “Singer sing”. Family was her focus, and she and Harold traveled across North and South America, Europe and Africa, but the highlight was their trip to Rome and Egypt.

Once her family was raised, Joan worked with Montgomery Wards for 13 years. She was a lifelong member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church.

She is survived by her daughter Cynthia (John) McCue of Miramar Beach, FL, son Michael (Sherrie) Phalor of South Pasadena, FL; daughter-in-law Karen Phalor of Lucas; grandchildren Ann (Jeremy) Bise, Jennifer McCue, Elizabeth (Kevin) Ives, Kristen (Robert) Bills, Amanda (Daniel) Van Harlingen, Stephanie (Brian) Chattin, Katherine Phalor, Nicholas Phalor and Jacob Phalor; eleven great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her devoted husband Harold on April 3, 2017. Also deceased are their sons Matthew, Norman and Stephan; grandson Bradley McCue; and her sister Clara Butts.

The Phalor family warmly acknowledges the many kindnesses from the staff of Wedgewood Estates and OhioHealth Hospice – thank you for your loving care.

The Phalor family will receive friends Thursday, January 4, 2018 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Finefrock Chapel of the Marion Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, where a vigil service will be held at 7 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered Friday at 10:30 a.m. in St Peter’s Catholic Church with Rev. Fr. Gregory Hite officiating. Burial will follow in Mansfield Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory to B.R.A.D. Foundation or the Monsignor Dunn Foundation may be made at the funeral home.

Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the Phalor family. Share with them a kind word of sympathy – or see Joan’s tribute video – online at: SnyderFuneralHomes.com

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  • My condolences on the passing of Joan. The first line of her obituary is spot on. She was strong in her love for her family and thus the early deaths of sons and grandson weighed heavy on her. But by her faith she went on — never afraid to continue loving. She is a great example of the strong woman, faithful wife, and ever devoted mother. I will offer the Mass for her and keep all of her family in my prayers. May she rest in peace.

  • So sorry about your loss
    Joan was special to us as we graduated with Harold and spent many special times with them. They were a wonderful couple and loved by all that knew them. They will be missed
    Joan and Harold were very strong as they dealt with all their families deaths. As I lost a daughter to cancer, we could feel our griefs with each other. They were so very special. God bless you all.

  • Our Deepest Sympathy To You And Mike. We Have Great Memories Of Your Mother And Father. Playing Cards, Traveling With Them, Parties At Their House And Enjoying Dinners At The Leiderkranz Over The Years. Joan Will Truly Be Missed. I Know She Is With Your Father, Sons Ad All Her Family In Heaven. God Bless All Of Them!

  • I have such wonderful memories of Joan and Harold. Such an ornery couple. Great memories will be cherished for a long time.

  • Dear Cindy, John, Jenny and family,

    We are sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. We are praying for you all at this sad time. I know how difficult it is to lose your Mom. Love, Karen and Dave Tinkis

  • Hello Cindy and John, Mary and I would like to express our deepest sympathies on the passing of your mom. We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Dearest Cindy and family,
    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your Mother:. I know your faith will help get you through this sad time. Sending thoughts and prayers to all of you

  • Dear Cindy and family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Take comfort that your Mom is reunited with your Dad. We are sending thoughts and prayers your way.

  • Please accept our deepest sympathy on the loss of your mom.
    You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    May God bless.
    Larry & Judy Heugh

  • Cindy, John, Jennifer, Mike, Sherry and remaining family. My heartfelt condolences go out to all of you. I had the pleasure of knowing Joan and Harold because of Steve, who was my dear friend. They stayed in touch with me after Steves passing. It is a joy to me to have known them. I’m certain Joan never recovered from her loss of Harold. He was her rock. They were beautiful people. I’ll never forget their faith and love for all of you. May you all find peace and comfort with your memories. Love, Terri

  • Cindy and John

    I know you will take comfort in knowing that your mother is at peace and with your Dad and brothers. We are saddened by your loss but know that it was God’s plan.

    Janet and Jay

  • Dear Cindy and Michael,
    . I am so sorry to learn that your Mother has passed. She was a very nice person.
    I graduated from high school with your Dad and became acquainted with your
    Mom at reunions and gatherings.
    I was amazed at the faith and strength she showed in dealing with the tragic loss
    of her three sons. No mother should have to endure that.
    You have our deepest sympathy. May her soul rest in peace and perpetual light shine on her.
    Marlene (Daubert) Ellis