Mary Jane Cree, 86, of Newport, passed away peacefully at her
home on March 14, 2019. Mary was born July 8, 1932 in Newport,
PA to the late Theodore and Margaret (Stroup) Howell. She
attended Newport High School and was employed by the former
Newport Dress Factory.
Surviving are her husband of 68 years, Myrle Cree; two sons, James
Cree (Kathy) of Newport and Randy Cree (Donna) of Grantville; 6
grandchildren, Jennifer Keefe (Daniel), Jessica Cree, Jeffrey Cree,
Nichole Briggs (Michael), Joshua Cree (Shelly), Megan Cree and
Zachary Cree (Keisha); and 5 great-grandchildren, Jaedyn Hall,
Madison Briggs, Molly and Daniel Keefe and Ryley Cree; her
brothers, Edward (Jennie) and Robert (Donna) Howell, and sisters,
Arletta Kauffman (Donald), Dorothy Benson (Wayne), and Ruth
Lehman (John). She was preceded in death by brothers Lloyd
(Mary), Harold (Irene), Charles (Judy), and Donald (Karen) Howell
and sister Ann Rapp (James).
Private services will be at the convenience of the family. In lieu of
flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Newport
Ambulance League, 50 S 3 rd St, Newport, PA 17074.