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Cora Juanita “Skeet” McMahan
Cora Juanita “Skeet” McMahanHairdresserCora Juanita “Skeet” McMahan, 92, of LaRue, peacefully passed away at Kingston Residence of Marion on August 6, 2018 surrounded by her husband and son. Her long battle with dementia is over and she is with our Father in Heaven.  

Skeet was preceded in death by her parents Lloyd and Gladys (Carey) Banning and her brothers Raymond, John, and Jim.  She is survived by her loving husband Harrison Eugene “Gene” of 75 years, their son Paul and his wife Sharon of Pueblo, Colorado, grand children Lynne and Paige, and sister and brother-in-law Marge and Kenny Price of LaRue.

She was a member of the LaRue United Methodist Church and a lifelong resident of LaRue.  She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, and a successful business woman, having been co-owner of the Knotty Pine Restaurant of 1950s fame in LaRue and owner/operator of a beauty salon in her home.
A member of the Greatest Generation, she came from a very modest background, suffered through the Great Depression and through great anxiety during World War II while her husband was serving in France.  She was a dedicated mother and wife and will be missed terribly.  

The family is eternally grateful to Mary Snyder, Peggy and Milton Lightfoot, Tommy Ford, and Steve Craig for their friendship and support during Mom’s final years.  Capital City Hospice and Kingston Residence of Marion provided gentle, loving care in her final days.  God bless you all.  

Funeral services will be held Friday August 10, 2018 at 11:00 am at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home in LaRue, Pastor Mike Raypholtz will officiate, burial will follow in the LaRue Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday from 5-7 pm at the funeral home in LaRue.

Memorial gifts may be made to the LaRue United Methodist Church at PO Box 327 LaRue, Ohio 43332

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#1 from: Mark Appelfeller
Louisville, CO
Tue, Aug 7, 2018 at 4:27 PM

Gene & Paul, so very sorry for your loss of "Skeet". I was in LaRue recently Gene and while walking around the block,,, it was just a 'different LaRue' since you've moved to Marion and are not on the corner that you'd taken such immaculate care of for so many years. Always an impressive gateway into LaRue for those coming from the South and an anchor to the neighborhood. I can speak for my mom & dad and say they were very grateful for your friendship for pretty much a lifetime !!
May God Bless you in this time of loss and I'm certain he has already received Skeet into heaven and she is busy giving Mary & Joe and so many others all the news of LaRue & great friends like you.

#2 from: Becky Jacobs Rynders
Abilene, Texas
Tue, Aug 7, 2018 at 5:10 PM

Paul & family     remember the good times and special memories. It is tough to lose a parent.
Becky Jacobs Rynders
Abilene, Texas

#3 from: Chuck Webster
Hudson, Fl.
Tue, Aug 7, 2018 at 6:30 PM

Gene and Paul, I’m so sorry for your loss.

#4 from: Susan Wenig
Tue, Aug 7, 2018 at 9:29 PM

We are so sorry for your loss.  

In Sympathy,

Doug and Susan Wenig

#5 from: Greg & Barbara Rice
La Rue
Wed, Aug 8, 2018 at 6:17 AM

Skeet was quite a lady!  She had a long life here on earth and has moved on to the next. Treasure your memories of her.

#6 from: Todd and Misty Snyder
Wed, Aug 8, 2018 at 7:47 AM

So sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family.

#7 from: Marna Appelfeller Salmons
Bellefontaine, OH
Wed, Aug 8, 2018 at 9:02 AM

Gene and Paul, So sorry to hear about Skeet. I have so many wonderful memories of her while living next door for 10+ years. Skeet patiently tried to teach me to knit. Mom had several hot pads by the time I finally gave up on anything harder. I loved it when Skeet would give me manicures while sitting on the porch. I would sit there with my hands soaking feeling so big. I know that Mom and Dad cherished the friendship they had with both Skeet and Gene. Skeet will forever be in my heart.

#8 from: Tom & Nancy Hafer
La Rue ohio
Wed, Aug 8, 2018 at 11:00 AM

Gene and family,
So sorry to hear of your loss, but her suffering is over now. Your devotion to each other has been such an inspiration to many others. We are sorry we are unable to attend calling hours, but wanted you to know our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult transition in your life.
Take care of yourself as you certainly took good care of Skeet.
Tom and Nancy Hafer

#9 from: Jeff & Suzy Wall
Wed, Aug 8, 2018 at 7:32 PM

So very sorry for your loss. Sending our deepest sympathy.

#10 from: Tracy capell
Wed, Aug 8, 2018 at 10:27 PM

One of LaRue’s finest. God has another angel.  

#11 from: MaryY. Lee
Marion, OH
Thu, Aug 9, 2018 at 10:58 AM

My thoughts are with Gene and Paul at this difficult time. I have known Skeet and Gene through the many years that we lived in LaRue, and shared a number of good Masonic times together. Memories are priceless.

#12 from: Dave & Doris Stallsmith
Thu, Aug 9, 2018 at 2:23 PM

So sorry for your loss, keep the family in our prayers.

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