Mary E. Newman, 78, of Liberty passed away on Thursday, April 8, 2021. She was born on October 28, 1942 in Rushville, Indiana to the late Robert Buchanan and Lois Newlan Buchanan.

In 2003, she married Tim Newman in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Together they enjoyed being members of the Gold Wing Road Riders Association, where they were chapter directors and Mary helped with the newsletters. They rode many miles on Tim’s motorcycle together.

Mary was a member of the Church of Christ in Cambridge City.

For 10 years Mary worked at the Liberty Herald. She then was the bookkeeper for Tim’s lawn care service called Newman’s Lawn Service.

Mary was involved at the Senior Center in Richmond, where she enjoyed painting with others. She was an artist for several years and enjoyed teaching lessons. She also enjoyed wood working and loved to do all things that involved crafting.

Along with her husband of 18 years she is survived by her daughter, Terri (Mike) Robbins; step children John D. Newman, Terry and Sherry; grandchildren, Hannah (Bo) Staat, Levi (Shelby) Robbins and Kirstyn, Tori, Cana and Jesse; 3 great grandchildren; and several other grandchildren and great grandchildren; a brother, Bob Buchanan, sisters Sharon Dice and Mona Williams; and a special nephew and their daughter, Christopher (Grecia) Newman and LaChricia.

Along with her parents she was preceded in death by her late husband, James W. Hensley and a sister Shirley Hampton.

Visitation for Mary will be held on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm at Urban Winkler Liberty Funeral Home, 310 N. Main St. Liberty, Indiana 47353. The funeral service will begin at 1:00 pm at the funeral home with Pastor Leonard Dice and Kevin Dice officiating. Burial will follow in Sims Cemetery. To sign the online guestbook or to leave the family a personal message visit