September 16, 1937 - May 23, 2018
MaryAnn (Olsen) Howard, 80, of New Castle, went home to be with the Lord on the afternoon of Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at her home. Bryon and Jesse (McClay) Mahan welcomed their third child, MaryAnn, on September 16, 1937. She was born in Charleroi, Pennsylvania, eventually moving to Elwood, then Anderson, Indiana. MaryAnn grew up the cherished younger sister of Rick Mahan and Lois Mahan Phillips. MaryAnn was the proud mother of David (wife: Leesa) Olsen, Tara Hardwick, Chris (wife: Tina) Olsen and Nancy Olsen; grandmother to Josh Hardwick, Heather Baber, Kyle Olsen, Lindsey Olsen Wilkey and Cassandra Elvenia; proud great-grandmother to six. MaryAnn joyfully married Robert Howard on August 13, 1988 and became proud stepmother to Bob’s children, Cathy (husband; Rex) Crabtree, Randy (wife: Jane) Howard, Deeann Smith, and Marty Howard; and grandmother and great-grandmother. She will be happy to be reunited with her beloved parents, sister, Lois Phillips, brother, Rick Mahan and step-daughter, Tammy Slover. MaryAnn was a 1955 graduate of Anderson High School attended Ball State University. She was an active member of the Grace Baptist Church for more than 30 years where she played the piano and organ. She retired as payroll manager of Indiana Erectors after working for over 20 years. MaryAnn had a beautiful voice and enjoyed singing in the church choir for many years. She loved flowers, animals and reading. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm Friday, May 25, 2018 at Grace Baptist Church with Pastor Denny Neal officiating. Burial will follow in South Mound Cemetery West Lawn Addition. Friends may call from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, Friday at the church. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Sproles Family Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be offered to the Henry County Humane Society, 11 Midway Dr. New Castle, Indiana, 47362. You may send the family a personal condolence at www.sprolesfamilycares.com. The Sproles family and staff are honored to serve the family of MaryAnn Howard.
MaryAnn (Olsen) Howard, 80, of New Castle, went home to be with the Lord on the afternoon of Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at her home. Bryon and Jesse (McClay) Mahan welcomed their third child, MaryAnn, on September 16, 1937. She was born in Charleroi,... View Obituary & Service Information
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