Joan (Sayles) McGinnis

September 12, 1934 ~ December 31, 2019 (age 85)

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Joan McGinnis, 85, of Syracuse, IN passed away at 2:35 a.m. on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at Mason Health & Rehab in Warsaw, IN. She was born on September 12, 1934 in Goshen, IN to Loyal & Nellie (Ebersole) Sayles.

She graduated from Goshen High School, was a former waitress in Indiana & Florida, and transported Amish families. She lived most of her life in the Goshen & Syracuse, and retired to Florida before returning to Indiana in 2010.

She formerly attended the 8th Street Mennonite Church in Goshen.

She is survived by:

Daughter – Rhoda (Edward) Davis of Indianapolis

2 Sons – Ronald (Tammy) Graber of Syracuse & Randy Graber of Okeechobee, FL

7 Grand & Several Gt. Grandchildren

She was preceded in death by her parents, son – Roger Graber, infant daughter – Rhonda Graber, grandson – Jeremy Graber, 2 sisters- Dorothy & Beulah, and 3 brothers – Harold, Frank, and Bobby.

Cremation will take place at Cremation Services of Kosciusko County, 4356 N. St. Rd 15, Warsaw, IN. Memorial service will be at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at Owen Family Funeral Home, 1001 S. Huntington St., Syracuse, IN. Private burial will take place in the West Goshen Cemetery.

 Preferred memorials may be given to the Indiana School for the Blind & Visually Impaired, 7725 North College Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46240 or Heartland Hospice, 1315 Director Row, Fort Wayne, IN 46808. 

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Memorial Service
February 1, 2020

2:00 PM
Owen Family Funeral Homes
1001 S. Huntington St.
Syracuse, IN 46567

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