Whitesburg KY

Mary Newell dies at 86



Mary Powell Geiger Newell, 86, of Maysville, died Saturday, April 19, at the Maysville Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility.

Born in Ashland to the late William Lewis Geiger, Jr. and Mary Cathryn Pollitt Plummerm, she was the widow of Joe P. Newell and the stepdaughter of the late George M. Plummer.

She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Trinity United Methodist Women and Trinity Sunshine Circle.

She was the first woman to serve as the chairman of the Administrative Board of Trinity United Methodist Church, and was an avid Cincinnati Reds fan.

She was a member of Nomads Book Club, the Daughters of the American Revolution, and Chi Omega Sorority, and was graduated from Lewis County High School, attended Southern Seminary in Virginia, and graduated from the University of Kentucky with a degree in journalism.

Surviving are two sons, Charles Martin Newell and wife Nina of Lexington, and Edwin P. Newell and wife Melissa of Whitesburg; two daughters, Catherine N. Miller and Mary Frances Denham and husband John, all of Maysville; seven grandchildren, Joseph Kenner Newell, Lena C. McDonough and husband John, Zachary Chase Newell and wife April, Abigail Archer Newell, Margaret Ann Newell, Jay Denham and wife Morri, Rees Denham and wife Amanda, and Sterling Denham; and five great- grandchildren, Chase Alan Newell, Ava Kate Newell, Mollie Catherine McDonough, Dillon Denham and Boone Denham.

Funeral services were held April 22 in Maysville. Burial was in Maysville Cemetery.

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