M Joan Phalor
April 14, 1935 ‒ December 30, 2017
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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