Mary Jane McMahon

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Mary Jane Innis McMahon

Mary Jane Innis McMahon, Frankfort, passed away at 2:23 a.m. Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at St. Vincent Frankfort Hospital.

She was born to J.C & Nina Innis. On April 8, 1949 she married Edward W. McMahon and he preceded her in death on April 2, 1993.

Mrs. McMahon was the first female Mayor elected in Frankfort serving from January 1976 until December 1983. Mary Jane was the first Frankfort Mayor to be elected to consecutive terms. She worked in the County Clerk's Office from 1962-1966 before being appointed City Clerk Treasurer serving from Nov. 1966 until Dec. 1975. She was honored by receiving the "Sagamore of the Wabash" twice. First by Gov. Otis R. Bowen on May 21, 1977 and then by Gov. Robert D. Orr on August 5, 1981. She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church since 1937. Mrs. McMahon volunteered at the Clinton House Health and Rehabilitation Center and was a Pink Lady Volunteer at the Frankfort Hospital. She received the "Woman of the Year" in 1984 by the Indiana Republican Mayor's Association and served on several appointed Indiana State Commissions.

Survived by: 4 grandchildren: Jody (Husband-Vicente) Blas of Kokomo, Kelly Shaffer of Indianapolis, J Scott (Wife-Andrea) Shaffer of Kokomo, Mark (Wife-Heather) Masavage of Batesville; 1 son-in-Law: Jerry Stanbrough of Batesville; 6 great-grandchildren: Josh (Amy) Halton, Hali, Madison & J Scott Shaffer, Ashlee & Harlee Masavage; 2 great-great-grandchildren: Kyden & Kasch Halton.

Preceded in death by 2 daughters, Shawn Lea McMahon in 1953 and John Ann Stanbrough on May 6, 2006. Also preceding her in death were 6 brothers and 2 sisters.

Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 12, 2014 at the Goodwin Funeral Home in Frankfort. Friends may visit from Noon until the time of service. Interment will be in Bunnell Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the or the Clinton County Humane Society with envelopes available at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at

Funeral Home
Goodwin Funeral Home
200 S Main Street Frankfort, IN 46041
(765) 654-5533
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Published in the Journal & Courier from July 9 to July 10, 2014
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