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Paula MacVean

July 5, 1949 July 22, 2016
Paula MacVean
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Paula Jean (Harrington) MacVean of Canton passed away Friday evening July 22nd in her home. Paula was the 2nd of 5 children of Edwin Leroy and Katie (Bowers) Harrington of Canton. She was born on July 5th, 1949. Paula was preceded in death by her parents and her daughter Megan Catherine MacVean. She is survived by husband John C. MacVean and her son Jeffrey and his wife Emily (Hamm) MacVean of Canton and their children Carter, Kaelyn and Kenzie MacVean. Also surviving is Alexander Goede son of Megan Catherine MacVean and Nicolas Goede. Alexander lives with his grandparents. Jennifer (La Count) MacVean wife of Megan MacVean also survives. Paula’s sister Virginia (Kenneth) Burr, brother Edwin L. Jr and Jane (Harrison) Harrington of Mapleton, her sister Juanita (Jeffery) Werry of Bloomington and her brother James Harrington of Canton plus nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews also survive. Paula was a 35 year breast cancer survivor. After her mastectomy in 1981 she actively worked with the American Cancer Society in Canton helping women going through this terrible disease. Her work with these women inspired her to volunteer with the newly forming Spoon River Hospice, eventually becoming the office manager until Graham Hospital officially took over the hospice. She also became the office manager for the John Keets Foundation for Aids research and education in the early 1990’s. Paula and her sisters (also breast cancer survivors) worked with the Army of Women in an important Breast Cancer study. Paula also worked at the service desk for our Canton K-Mart and as receptionist at the Hocker and Fitzjarrald Accounting firm in Canton, giving her that face everyone recognized but couldn’t quite place where they knew her from. She was a YABA bowling coach in the 1990’s and helped teach a whole generation of Fulton County bowlers, a tradition being carried on by her son Jeffrey. Paula was diagnosed with cancer again in June of this year. The cancer had spread to all parts of her body and she decided to utilize the services of the Hospice she had helped to start. With the assistance of Graham Hospital Hospice Paula was able to spend her last days and hours comfortably surrounded by her family and closest friends. Paula has chosen to be cremated and did not wish for any formal funeral proceedings. Please make any memorial offerings to your local Hospice or the American Cancer Society.
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