Mavis J. McMahon

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Mavis Jeanette (Gilbertson) McMahon, age 84, Gillett, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, September 18, 2018.

She was born in Oconto Falls on March 19, 1934, a daughter of the late Oren and Helen (McEwen) Gilbertson. Mavis attended area schools and was a graduate of Gillett High School. She married Gordon E. McMahon on June 4, 1960 and together they raised five children.

For many years, Mavis and Gordon owned and operated McMahon’s Foods before selling the store in 1976. Mavis was an avid reader, particularly when it came to medicine. She was a devoted mother, caring for her son Mike as well as her other children and grandchildren. She will be sadly missed.

Mavis is survived by her beloved husband, Gordy, of over 58 years, her children: Gary (Jacqui) McMahon of Suamico, Glen McMahon of Gillett, Sharon (Brian) Powell of Brillion and Michael McMahon of Gillett. She also leaves a son-in-law, Jim Baranczyk; her sisters: Delores Christensen of Pulaski and Nancy Bahr of Cecil, and a sister-in-law, Pearl Gilbertson of Shawano. Mavis will also be remembered by her grandchildren: Jesse (Brenda) Baranczyk, Matthew (fiancée Shamra) Baranczyk, Amanda (Bill) Delfosse, Krista (fiancée Dalton) McMahon and Abbie (fiancée John) McMahon; three great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

Mavis was preceded in death by her parents and her daughter Constance “Connie” Baranczyk.

Friends and relatives may call from 9 to 10:45 AM on SATURDAY, September 22, 2018 at LEGACY FUNERAL CHAPELS (108 E. Main Street, Gillett, WI 54124). A funeral service will be held at 11 AM. Burial will follow in Wanderer’s Rest Cemetery.

For more information, please visit or call 920-855-2144.