Mary C. Newman, Age: 81
Feb 11, 1937 -- Jan 7, 2019


Mary Newman, Overland Park, Kansas, beloved wife, mother and grandmother died on January 7, 2019, at St. Luke's Hospice House.  She was born in Goosnargh, Lancashire, England on February 11th 1937, second daughter of John and Ethel Robson. In 1960 she was hired by TWA, one of a small group of British women, to come to America for training and was an airline hostess based in Kansas City for two years. She planned to travel & return to England but she married, had three children and lived in the Shawnee Mission area the rest of her life. The marriage ended in 1972. While raising her children, she earned a BA and MA from UMKC in Social Psychology. In 1984 she married John Newman and later became a partner in his company, Newman International. They worked and traveled extensively together for business and pleasure in Europe and Latin America. Mary was an avid and prolific reader and movie lover. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Dorothy. She is survived by her husband John of the home; daughter and son-in-law Heather and Michael Flanagan, Columbia, Missouri; son and daughter-in-law John and Paula Longan, Leawood, Kansas and daughter and son-in-law Emma and Joe Anderson, Calgary, Canada; nine grandchildren, Hanna and Ellen Flanagan, Mary Elizabeth, Jack, Bonnie and Ian Longan and Sophie, Lucy and Daisy Anderson and brother, John Robson (Elizabeth), Goosnargh, England. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends who knew and loved her. The family wishes to thank Dr. Mark Yagan, St. Luke's Pulmonary Consultant, for his years of skilled and compassionate care.

Memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., February 4, 2019, at the Porter Funeral Home, 8535 Monrovia Street, Lenexa, KS 66215. In lieu of flowers a contribution may be made to Parents as Teachers, 2228 Ball Drive, St. Louis, MO 63146 or St. Luke's Hospice, 4225 Baltimore Ave., Kansas City, MO 64111. 


Nellie Wolf Jan 15 ,2019

Close friend ,Wichita ,Kansas

Mary was a beautiful person in every way. I could always rely on her strength of character and wisdom and at the same time be blessed by her sweetness and gentleness. She exemplified the best of womankind and I feel so lucky that she was my friend. I love her and miss her,

Memorial Service
Porter Funeral Home
8535 Monrovia St.
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Feb 04 ,2019
2:00 PM
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