Mary Jane Magill, Williams Bay, formerly of Elkhorn, WI (1922-2015)

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February 5, 2015

June 4, 1922 - February 3, 2015

Mary Jane Magill, 92, of Williams Bay, formerly of Elkhorn, WI, died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015, at her residence. She was born June 4, 1922, in Chicago, IL, the daughter of the late James L. and Mary (Posus) Leeson. She was united in marriage to Robert F. Magill, Sr. on Sept. 25, 1943, in Junction City, KS. Robert died Dec. 16, 2004. Mary Jane worked as dental hygienist in her early years, she was a member of St. John in the Wilderness Episcopal Church of Elkhorn, and served on its Alter Guild, she was one of the original Pink Ladies at Lakeland Hospital, She and Robert were the first family in Elkhorn, to host an AFS student. Mary Jane enjoyed golfing and playing Bridge. Her greatest joy in life was her family, she was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who will be deeply missed by all.

Mary Jane is survived by her three children; Diane (Joel Miller) Magill of Delavan, WI, Kirk (Jane) Magill of New Berlin, WI, and Dr. J. Breck (Alice) Magill of Draper, UT; ten grandchildren: Mike (Gena), Matt (Jill), Tyna (Mike), Jodi (Chris), Aleca (Tim), Cheri (Jeff), Cassie (Chris), Ted (Kassy), Bob (Julie) and Heather (Peter); thirty-three great-grandchildren: Emilee, Noah, Maggie, Mason, Carter, Abe, Eli, Maddie, Caleb, Max, Chloe, Libby, Breckyn, Rugby, Zoe, Emerson, Baden, Rex, Elsa, Camden, Cooper, Millie, Will, Kaleb, Anna, Jack, Ben, Tom, Jeff, Steve, Tyler, Isabella and Myles; one brother, Plato (Katherine) Leeson of Rockford, IL; and by a host of other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 61 years, Robert; and two brothers, Theodore and James Jr.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday Feb. 6, 2015, at ST. JOHN IN THE WILDERNESS EPISCOPAL CHURCH, 13 So. Church Street, Elkhorn, WI. Entombment will be at Roselawn Memory Gardens in the Town of Delavan, WI. Visitation with the family will be after the service during the funeral luncheon. Memorials may be made in Mary Jane’s name to: James L. Leeson Memorial at Beloit College, 700 College Street, Beloit, WI 53511. Online guestbook is at www.haaselockwoodfhs.com. Arrangements completed by HAASE-LOCKWOOD & ASSOCIATES FUNERAL HOMES AND CREMATORY of Elkhorn.

“The Magill family would like to sincerely thank Advantage Hospice, the staff at Sherwood Lodge and Comfort Keepers for the outstanding dedication and care that they gave to May Jane.“


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