Mary C. Newlin
Mary C. Engle-Howland-Newlin, 89, went to her heavenly home Tuesday, November 22, in Abilene. She was born October 19, 1927 north of Abilene, the daughter of LaMar P. and Frances M. (Grove) Engle. Growing up in Abilene, Mary attended local schools, graduated from Chapman High School and 2 years each at Emporia State and Messiah College in Pennsylvania earning a BS and MA. She had taught school for three years in Kansas and thirteen years in Africa as a missionary. In 1967 she was married to Rev. A.V. Howland. Their married life was spent in California, Texas and Oklahoma before returning to Kansas. He preceded her in death in 1993. In 1999, Mary was married to Wayne Newlin. All of their married life was spent in Kansas. She was a Methodist minister in several churches in Kansas. He preceded her in death in 2011. Mary was also preceded in death by: her parents; a sister, Ernestine Eyster and two brothers, Oliver and Delbert Engle. She was a member of the Abilene First United Methodist Church.
Mary is survived by: a sister, Marlene (Don) Shafer of Pinion Hills, California; four brothers, L.G. (Carol) Engle of Upland, California, Fred (Glenna) Engle of Abilene, Texas, Cameron Engle of Salina, Kansas, Millard (Sharon) Engle of Shippensburg, Pennsylvania; stepchildren; nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held 11:00AM Saturday, November 26th, at the Abilene First United Methodist Church with Rev. John Collins officiating. Interment will follow in the Union (Livingston) Cemetery north of Abilene. The family will receive friends 5:30 - 6:30 PM Friday, November 25th. at the Danner Funeral Home. The family suggests memorial contributions in her name be made to the Abilene First United Methodist Church. They may be left at the church the day of the service or left at or sent in care of the Danner Funeral Home POB 785 Abilene, Kansas 67410.