Mary M. Newman Shivers, 93, of West Alexander, Pa. died Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 7:45 a.m. in her home.
She was born August 29, 1922 in Washington, Pa. a daughter of the late Benjamin and Harriett Plott Hall and had resided in the West Alexander area since 1949.
Mrs. Shivers was a member of the First Christian Church in West Alexander.
She was a former member of the Claysville O.E.S. and a former member of the West Alexander American Legion Auxiliary.
Mrs. Shivers was an accomplished amateur portrait artist.
She was first married to James Dwight Newman, who died in January 1968 and in 1975 she married Benjamin Franklin Shivers who died in April 2002.
Surviving are two sons, Guy, husband of Shelly Newman of West Alexander and James W. Newman, of Washington; a daughter, Mary R. Garove of West Alexander; two step-sons, Benjamin F. Shivers, Jr., husband of Sandra Shivers of S. Carolina and Richard Shivers of West Alexander; a foster daughter, Marcia Kramer of Washington; seven grandchildren, William F. McAdoo, Jr., Scott McAdoo, Christina M. Hunter, Michelle Edgmon, J.J. Newman, Angela Sprowls and Jacob Knoneberg; 12 great grandchildren; four great great grandchildren.
Deceased in addition to her parents and husbands are a son, Thomas Newman who died at birth; a daughter, Margaret (Peg) McAdoo; a granddaughter, Lori Gatten; a great great grandson, Hunter McAdoo; a brother, Benjamin Hall; a sister, Marie Allen; a daughter-in-law, Carol Beth Newman.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in the First Christian Church in West Alexander, Pa. where funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 31, 2015 with Rev. Bruce Graff officiating. Interment will follow in West Alexander Cemetery. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the First Christian Church, 61 Liberty Rd., West Alexander, Pa. 15376 or the Washington Health System Hospice Care, 155 Wilson Ave., Washington, Pa. 15301.