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Marilyn M. McCann

April 2, 2015

Marilyn M. (Boese) McCann 78, died Thursday, April 02, 2015 at Newton Medical Center. She was born February 14, 1937 in Newton, Kansas to Carl and Vera Mae (Winsky) Ewy.  On March 13, 1957 she married Dale Boese and he preceded her in death on October 16, 2002. She later married Don McCann on June 26, 2006 at Newton, Kansas and he survives of the home.  Marilyn was a 1955 honors graduate of Newton High School and was a member of the Hillcrest Community Church in Newton.  She worked for Southwestern Bell and she and her first husband owned Boese Market from 1971 to 1991. She also worked as a shift manager at the Newton Braums for several years and as a secretary Alumbaugh-Boese and Newton Property Management.  Marilyn was active in her retirement with the 1st. Mennonite Church Jail Visitation Team, volunteer and Newton Ect Cetera Shop and a member of the Newton Carriage Factory Art Gallery where she volunteered as was a member of the creative arts club. She enjoyed painting and sharing her art with friends and family. Marilyn’s greatest joy was that of being a wife, mother, grandmother and friend to all who knew her.


She is survived by her husband Don of the home; children: Mitch and his wife Danielle of Newton, KS, Mike and his wife Traci of Tucson, AZ, Nathan Boese of Newton, KS, Tim and his wife Julie of Halstead, KS, step children Duane McCann of McPherson, KS, Vicky McCann of Newton, KS and Becky and her husband Bobby Gillisipie of Newton, KS. Brother Victor and his wife Sandra Ewy of Clarion, PA, Sister in Law Jami Williams Cassoday, KS. Marilyn is also survived by 14 grandchildren, one great grandchild and several step grandchildren and great grandchildren.


She is preceded in death by her parents, first husband Dale Boese, Step-father M.C. Williams and brother David Williams.


Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at Hillcrest Community Church in Newton, Kansas with Pastors Tony Johnson and Mitch Boese presiding. Visitation will be 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Monday evening April 6 at Petersen Funeral Home with the family receiving friends from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Burial will be in the Restlawn Gardens of Memory Rural Newton, KS.


Memorials are suggested to Hillcrest Community Church in care of Petersen Funeral Home.


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2 thoughts on “Marilyn M. McCann

  1. Please accept my heartfelt sympathy for the loss of your wife and mother. Take comfort in God’s promise concerning the hope of seeing and being with her again and living at a time when sickness and death will be no more. (Revelation 21:4)

  2. Marilyn’s smile would light up a room and she was always so positive, even going through all of her treatments. May her legacy live on through her sons and grandchildren. Sending our deepest sympathy to the family.

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