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Mary E. (Newman) PowellAugust 28, 1932 ~ December 30, 2017 (age 85)
Mary E. (Newman) Powell, 85, of Lewistown, passed away at 12:58 p.m., Saturday, December 30, 2017, at Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital.
Born August 28, 1932, in Port Royal, she was the daughter of the late C. Edgar Miller and Florence (Rothrock) Miller.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by: her husband Kenneth Powell; daughters Linda Cherry and Robin Newman; stepson, Thomas Powell; son Brian D. Newman; sister, Anna Catherine Hale; brothers, Charles, David, Harry Edgar, Gene, and James Mlller; grandchildren, Michael and Jeffrey Cherry.
She is survived by: her children, Nancy Sowich and husband, William, of Reedsville, Vickie Kauffman and husband, David, of Lewistown, Thomas A. Newman and wife Sally, of Lewistown, Barry L. Newman and wife, Penny, of Long Beach Miss., step-sons, Kent Powell, and Daniel Powell; sister, Dorothy Bingaman, of Bloomsburg; 12 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.
Mary worked as a waitress at the Diana Candy shop for 25 years and was a supervisor at Scotty’s Fashions for 10 years.
She was a member of the St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, and a member of the Junction Fire Company, Brooklyn Hose Company, City Fire Company and Women of the Moose.
She was an avid Penn State football fan and enjoyed cooking and baking for family and friends. She also enjoyed eating out at the favorite restaurant Ritchie’s OIP on Thursday and Saturday evenings.
Viewings will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, January 3, 2017, and from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday, January 4, 2017, at Heller-Hoenstine Funeral Home (Woodlawn), 200 N. main St., Lewistown, with a funeral service to follow on Thursday, with the Rev. Vaughn Kanagy officiating.
Interment will take place in Lind Memorial Cemetery.
Memorials in Mary’s name may be made to a charity of one’s choice.