Mary Ione Newman 1917 - 2009 Lawrence
Memorial services for Mary Ione Newman, 91, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Riverside Cemetery in Arkansas City.
Mrs. Newman died Saturday, Aug. 15, 2009, at Presbyterian Manor, with family at her side.
She was born Aug. 22, 1917, the daughter of Charles and Mary Drehmer.
Mrs. Newman and her husband were owners of Central States Manufacturing Co. in Arkansas City. She was known to her family as “Grandma I,” and resided most of her life in Oklahoma after moving from Arkansas City. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends.
She married Lyle Newman in 1937 in Arkansas City. He died in 1997.
She was also preceded in death by a sister, Wilma Swayden Cobb; a brother, Edward Drehmer; a son-in-law, Benny Steele; and a grandson, Gregory Perico.
Survivors include two daughters, Janet Perico, Lawrence, and Linda Steele, Stillwater, Okla.; a son, Edward Newman and wife Patty, Austin, Texas; seven grandchildren, Doug and Brad Perico, Lisa Bell, Russell Steele, Alicia Bailey, Bonnie Mottola and Adam Newman; and seven great-grandchildren, Cambria, Shabrie, Jordan, Stacey, Alyssa, Damon and Mark.
The family will meet friends at 11 a.m. after services Saturday at the Best Western Atrium, 3232 N. Summit St., Arkansas City.
The family suggests memorials to Heart of America Hospice, 1420 Wakarusa Drive, Suite 202, Lawrence, KS 66049, or heartofamericahospice.com.
Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be sent at rumsey-yost.com.