Joanne Marie Hare
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 www.MullinsMemorial.com.
Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.