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Elma Jane Magee

December 1, 1923 April 21, 2019
Elma Jane Magee
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Obituary for Elma Jane Magee

Elma Jane Magee (nee Shinn) wife of William Robert Magee, mother of William Robert Magee, Jr, grandmother to William Robert Magee, III, Miles Colm Magee, and Charlotte Grace Magee, passed quietly at the Evergreens in Moorestown, NJ at 1AM on April 21, 2019 – Easter Sunday. She was 95. She will be deeply missed by her son, daughter-in-law Paula Magee, and grandchildren. Her husband predeceased and passed in July of last year. Her brother-in-law, Ralph K. Magee and his wife Eleanor have been a comfort to her since the passing of her husband, as has their daughter Connie O’Brien. Charles Hill, a neighbor of Bob and Elma on Oregon Ave has also been a comfort.

Elma was born on 12/1/1923 at Cooper Hospital to Milton E. Shinn and Hettie I. Shinn nee MacNicol of Merchantville. She was the first of three sisters. Her sisters Mary Margaret Shinn and Rae Warner Shinn were twins and predeceased her in 2013 and 2008, respectively.
She went to school in Merchantville, first at Collins Track Elementary School and then to Merchantville High School, where she was Salutatorian of her graduating class. Elma’s plans to attend college were cut short by the untimely death of her father Milton in her senior year. To support her mother and sisters, she went to work for the Army Corps of Engineers during the day and to business school at night. After the war she went to work at Sun Oil Company in Philadelphia, PA – where her sisters subsequently joined her. Over the course of her career she rose to be the secretary (we would say today – executive assistant) to an officer of Sun Oil on its executive management committee. When she retired to start a family with her husband, they required two women to replace her.

She will be deeply missed by her son, daughter-in-law and grandchildren.

Visitation Friday 1- 1:45 PM at Schetter Funeral Home, 304 West Marlton Pike, Cherry Hill NJ, 08002. Funeral service Friday 2PM at Schetter Funeral Home. Interment Locustwood Memorial Park, Cherry Hill, NJ. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made in Elma's name to the Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation or to an Alzheimer's related charity of your choice. Elma suffered from this over the last years of her life.


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Visitation

Friday

26

Apr

1:00 PM 4/26/2019 1:00:00 PM - 1:45 PM 4/26/2019 1:45:00 PM
Schetter Funeral Home

304 West Marlton Pike
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

Schetter Funeral Home
304 West Marlton Pike Cherry Hill 08002 NJ
United States

Service

Friday

26

Apr

2:00 PM 4/26/2019 2:00:00 PM
Schetter Funeral Home

304 West Marlton Pike
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

Schetter Funeral Home
304 West Marlton Pike Cherry Hill 08002 NJ
United States

Graveside

Friday

26

Apr

2:45 PM 4/26/2019 2:45:00 PM
Locustwood Memorial Park

1500 Marlton Pike West
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

Locustwood Memorial Park
1500 Marlton Pike West Cherry Hill 08002 NJ
United States

Memorial Contribution

Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation

110 E 42nd St 16th Floor
New York, NY 10017
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation, or to an Alzheimer's related charity of your choice. Elma suffered from this over the last years of her life.
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