'Matriarch of Marana' passes away

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The "Matriarch of Marana" has died. The town's two-term mayor and longtime councilmember Ora Mae Harn passed away Wednesay night.

The 77-year old's influence can be seen all over her community, including the park named in her honor.

"Ora is one of the most important people to live in Marana. She lived here for almost 50 years, moved here from Pennsylvania with her husband and family," said Rodney Campbell, Public Information Officer for the Town of Marana.

"Ora didn't care anything about you. The color of your skin, how much money you had, what your religion was and where you live. If you were a person and needed help she would gladly help you," Marana Mayor Ed Honea.

Harn battled cancer on three occasions over the past several years. Memorial services are planned for next month.