Mary Janis Magers

FOSTORIA — Mary Janis Magers, 93, of Fostoria, passed away Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center in Toledo.
She was born in 1920 in Fostoria to the late Victor E. and Lula M. Schuh. She married Joseph E. Magers on October 11, 1941 at St. Wendelin Catholic Church in Fostoria, and he preceded her in death November 3, 1996.
Left to cherish Mary Janis’ memory are her sons, Michael J. (Marsha) Magers, Fort Wayne, Indiana, Patrick E. (Terry) Magers, and Kevin A. Magers both of Fostoria; five grandchildren, Matthew J. and Monica J. Magers, Marie J. (Johnny) Cypher, all of Fort Wayne, IN. Todd G. Lucius, of Dayton and Amy M. (Scott) Orewiler, of Gardiner ME, and four great-grandchildren.
Mary Janis was a 1939 Fostoria High School graduate and a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church in Fostoria.
She was a homemaker and worked at The Book and Gift Store during the World War II years while her husband served in the Army.
She enjoyed playing bridge with her club friends. She also loved to crochet and needlepoint in her younger years. She liked to take daily walks in the neighborhood with her dog “Toodles”. She also enjoyed tending to her rose bushes. She always had a sweet smile and was willing to help others in need. She enjoyed close friendships with her neighbors and always made a point to prepare treats for all the neighborhood children for Halloween and Christmas.
Most important in her life was family. Her family was the love of her life and she the love of her family. She will be greatly missed.
Mary Janis’ family would like to thank the staff at Good Shepherd Home for the loving care she received there during her final years.
Visitation will be held from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. on Sunday, January 12, 2014 at HOENING FUNERAL HOME, 242 W. Tiffin St., Fostoria, where a Christian Wake service will begin at 3:45 p.m.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria. Burial will follow in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria. A Rosary will be prayed at church at 10 a.m.
Memorial contributions are requested to St. Wendelin Schools’ Educational Foundation or Daybreak of Fostoria.
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