Mary K. Newton, 81, of Losantville, IN went to be home with Jesus, the one who saved her and prepared her for heaven, September 13, 2017. She was born February 15. 1936, the daughter of Brooks and Gaynell (Finch) Newton. She had attended Losantville Schools from 1st thru 10th grades. She was a 1954 graduate of Union High School of Modoc, IN, and received a degree in business and accounting from Indiana Business College in 1956
She first attended Antioch Christian Church in Losantville. Later, Mary, along with Pastor Nellie Metsker, Revs. Marvin and Dorothy McNees, they opened White River Church of Farmland, where they served their Lord for 17 years with services and revivals. She attended and joined the Church of the Nazarene of Farmland for approximately 6 years. Since 1977 she has been an attending member of Full Gospel Temple of Muncie, Pastors James and Denny Helton. Also attended Center Chapel Methodist since 1990 with Pastor Thomas Russell “Rusty” Clements.
Mary was retired from Indiana Steel and Wire after 39 years as paymaster. She had also been employed at S.S. Kresge Store in New Castle and Anchor Hocking Glass of Winchester. During her years with I.S. & W., she was also on the board of director of I-K Employees Credit Union. For 30 years she was treasurer, retiring when they merged with Muncie Federal Credit Union.
For many years, Mary volunteered at different nursing homes in both, Randolph and Delaware Counties, encouraging and sharing with residents that Jesus loves the and will always be their best friend.
She leaves to cherish her memory a sister, Shirley A. Newton of Losantville, IN; two nephews, Robert Allen Newton (wife, Mary Lou) of Avon Park Florida and John Mark Newton (wife, Drema) of Winchester, IN; two nieces, Rose Marie Jarrett (husband, Jay) of Hagerstown, IN and Connie Lee Kennedy (husband, Michael) of Winchester, IN; great nephews and great nieces, Robert A Newton, Jr., Bryce Newton, Samera Marie Holland, Michael Lee Kennedy, Lori Lynn Kennedy, Shawnna Robinson, Shane Newton and Shama Hamilton; and all their children; sister-in-law, Betty Jean Newton (widow of brother, James) of Muncie, IN; and many cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, James C. Newton (1977) and Ernest E. Newton (1989).
A service to celebrate Mary’s home going will be 1 pm Monday, September 18, 2017 at Full Gospel Temple, 212 W. 7th St. Muncie, IN. Her body will be put to rest at Riverside Cemetery of Losantville, IN. Family and friends may gather to share and remember from 11 am to service time at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church of the donor’s choice or the Gideons. Envelopes will be provided. Online condolences may be expressed at www.wilsonshookfuneralhomes.com.