Joanne Marie Hare

May 30, 1939 - November 24, 2021

Joanne Marie Foster Hare of Sabal Springs, N. Ft, Myers, Florida and formerly of Tower Lakes, Illinois, and Enola, PA, passed away at the Cape Coral Hospital on November 24, 2021 at the age of 82.  Joanne was born May 30,1939 to William Foster and Gerry Hildebrandt Foster.

Joanne was preceded in death by her parents, daughter Karen Hare Taha, brothers William and Richard Foster, Granddaughter Lynnsey Hare and Grandson Michael Hare.

Joanne is survived by Husband, Bill; sons, William of St Pete Beach, FL and Michael of Ft Myers, FL; son-in-law, Husam Taha of Cary Illinois,; sisters, Linda Foster Morgan and Bonnie Foster Gill of Enola, PA, 7 Grandchildren, 7 Great Grandchildren and several nephews and nieces.

Joanne graduated from Enola High School, Enola, Pennsylvania. The oldest of five children from a Railroad working family, she helped her mother in many ways, including traveling by bus at an early age to buy goods and clothing for her younger brothers and sisters. She was a good student and attended church with her siblings and grandparents. She was a member of the Enola High School Cheerleading squad, and high school chorus. During her high school years, Joanne was seen working at five and dime stores in Harrisburg, Pa. Joanne worked for the Harrisburg Auto Parts Company, later becoming the home maker for her three children and busy husband Bill.

With the family move to Mt. Prospect, Illinois in 1973, and husband Bill’s business travel, Joanne became the main parent to raise three children. She also found time to enjoy her bowling team activities and attended several advanced educational classes. She worked at Montgomery Wards for the holiday season, she then was employed by Wicks Furniture Store in the Accounts Payable Department.  Later with a move to Timonium, Maryland, she worked in the Accounts Payable Department, of Transportation Bureau of Baltimore.  Her 3 children, and later grandchildren were everything to her. Joanne loved entertaining and served great meals to family and friends regularly.

Later in life, Joanne enjoyed providing loving support and closeness to her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Joanne made friends easily, and enjoyed her many vacations to various parts of the world. She was also known to be a pretty good handicapper at the horse races.

Family and Friends may visit on Thursday, December 2, 2021 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Mullins Memorial, 1056 NE 7th Ter, Cape Coral, FL  33909. 

A Memorial Service will be celebrated at 1:00 PM, followed by burial at 2:00 PM at the Coral Ridge Cemetery, 950 Chiquita Blvd S., Cape Coral, 33991.

Friends are invited to send condolences via the on-line guest book which can be found at

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


  1. Millis Schwartz Nov 27, 2021 at 7:57 pm

    Sorry for your lose. Joanne is in good hands.

  2. Husam Taha Nov 28, 2021 at 10:20 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with you. I truly miss her so much and I know she is now in heaven with my lovely wife Karen. She always treated my like a son. Family was everything to her.. She was a great cook and I enjoyed every meal she cooked.
    Miss you so much mommy.

  3. MEL/CAROL Nov 28, 2021 at 10:23 am


  4. Tammye and Gary Cates Nov 28, 2021 at 10:30 am

    Bill how fortunate you are to have had a life partner by your side that loved you and your lives together. Still smile when I think back to our trips to Arlington race track! Many great memories to look back upon… Much love to you and your family

  5. Darrel and Sharon Nov 28, 2021 at 8:51 pm

    Bill and family. Sorry again for your loss. We remember the fun get togethers when you lived in Mt. Prospect. Joanne was always a gracious host and a joy to be around.

  6. PDKROKE Nov 29, 2021 at 9:06 am

    So sorry to hear this. Joanne is a large presence in good memories of the early days when we were all young and fearless. She shall be missed.

  7. Patricia and mauro tovar (Alaska property services) Nov 29, 2021 at 9:43 am

    Mr Bill my prayers are with you and you family. Mrs johanne was a sweet and beautiful person. Thanks for the opportunity to keep you house in good shape for her.

  8. Bill Young Nov 29, 2021 at 1:51 pm

    Bill, my thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time.

  9. Peggy Maul Nov 29, 2021 at 6:51 pm

    Bill & Family, Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the loss of your loving wife and mother. She was a kind and warm person who will be missed by many.

  10. Afaf Taha Nov 30, 2021 at 10:16 pm

    Our hearts and thoughts are with you at this difficult time, Karen our daughter in law is the only one who’s happy to be united with her mother. Sooner or later all of us are going to be united with our loved one’s but for now the grieving and the tears are the only relief to the sadness that she left behind .

  11. Scott Nichols and Family Dec 3, 2021 at 10:04 am

    So sorry for your loss. Let her memories be a blessing 🙏

  12. Marjorie Sandstol Dec 5, 2021 at 3:05 pm

    In this time of sadness I want to express condolences to the entire Hare family. May the memories that mean the most to you live forever in your heart.

  13. Jo Sauerbier Dec 6, 2021 at 4:37 am

    My daughter and I will always cherish the holidays we shared with you and Joanne in Cumming and especially how Joanne always had a special place in her heart for my daughter.

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