Mary Ann Ewell

Mary Ann Ewell, 83, of Preble, passed away at 7:14 a.m. on Saturday, February 4, 2012, in St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne. Her death resulted from injuries sustained in a kitchen fire two weeks before.
    Mary was born on Tuesday, February 28, 1928, in Salmonier, Newfoundland, Canada, the daughter of the late Patrick and Gertrude (Snow) Bennett.
    She married her first husband, Howard Mowery, and he preceded her in death. She married her second husband, Edgar C. "Eddie" Ewell, on June 30, 1954, and he passed away on December 22, 2001.
    Mary was a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church - Preble, of rural Decatur.
    Mary formerly worked with her husband Eddie in the operation of the Monarch Specialties in Ossian. Prior to Monarch Specialties, she was employed by Thunderbird Products in Decatur and Preble Restaurant.
    She entered the United States from Canada in the early 1950s after she met her first husband, Howard, while working at a United States Naval base in Newfoundland.
    Surviving are her brother, Leo (Mary) Bennett, of Preble; brother, Walter (Laura) Bennett of Newfoundland, Canada; sister-in-law, Irene (Fred) Bieberich, of Decatur; sister-in-law, Gladys (Gene) Thiele, of Harlan; and several nieces and nephews.
    Preceding Mary in death were a son, Robert Mowery; five brothers, Jack, Ernest, Frederick, Patrick, and Jim Bennett; two sisters, Nell Short and Lill Haynes; and one brother-in-law, Ervin Ewell.
    Friends will be received from 3-5 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, February 7, in the Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, and one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday.    Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 8, in the St. Paul Lutheran Church, Preble, with Dr. Rev. Daniel J. Brege officiating.
    Interment will follow in St Paul Lutheran Church Cemetery, Preble.
    Preferred memorials are to St. Paul Lutheran Church - Preble; Worship For Shut Ins; or donor's choice.