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 Paul J. Magner

Paul J. Magner

Birth
Jacksonville, Morgan County, Illinois, USA
Death 20 Feb 2006 (aged 89)
Jacksonville, Morgan County, Illinois, USA
Burial Jacksonville, Morgan County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 17309430 · View Source
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Paul J. Magner, 89, of Jacksonville, died Monday, February 20, 2006, at Passavant Area Hospital in Jacksonville. He was born September 27, 1916 in Jacksonville, the son of James T. and Etta McHatton Magner. He married Mary Helena Winters on June 8, 1943 at the Church of Our Saviour in Jacksonville, and she preceded him in death on October 25, 1998.

He is survived by one daughter, Michele Magner of Chicago; one brother, Louis (wife, Betty) Magner of Seguin, Texas; and eleven nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers, James Magner (surviving wife Dorothy of Shreveport, Louisiana) and Charles Magner (surviving wife Marie of South Bend, Indiana), and two sisters, Frances Busey and Rosetta M. Doyle.

Mr. Magner was a graduate of Our Saviour Grade School and Routt High School, and received his A.B. degree in Chemistry and Mathematics from Illinois College. During World War II, he served five years in the Army anti-aircraft artillery, serving in Hawaii, New Guinea, and the Philippines. He was discharged in 1945 with the rank of Captain. Mr. Magner owned and operated the Jacksonville-Springfield Transportation Company, known as JSP, in Jacksonville for many years.

Mr. Magner was a life-long member of the Church of Our Saviour, where he served as head usher for many years. He was very proud that his mother was born in Ireland. Mr. Magner was instrumental in the formation of the current Routt Alumni Association, and had served as a member of the Routt board beginning in 1966. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Jacksonville Elks Lodge, and the Jacksonville Country Club.

Services were entrusted to Williamson Funeral Home of Jacksonville, Illinois.


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  • Created by: JLM
  • Added: 5 Jan 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 17309430
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Paul J. Magner (27 Sep 1916–20 Feb 2006), Find A Grave Memorial no. 17309430, citing Calvary Cemetery, Jacksonville, Morgan County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by JLM (contributor 46860487) .