Obituary: Marcene Albin

Marcene Carrielyn Albin, 90, of Newton, died Friday, July 22, 2016, at the Via Christi Regional Medical Center-St. Francis Campus in Wichita.
She was born on Aug. 3, 1925, in Newton, the daughter of Leslie Clayton and Sophia Jessie Haiber Phillips. After graduating from Newton High School, Marcene attended Wichita State University where she studied music.

Marcene Albin
Marcene Albin

Marcene went to work for the Kansas Gas & Electric Company where she met Harley Wayne Albin. There were united in marriage on Jan. 7, 1953, in Newton. They continued to live in Newton. Harley died on Sept. 2, 2006.
She had been a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church and the Newton Chapter No. 5, Order of Eastern Star.
Marcene was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers Woodrow and Gilbert Phillips; and infant twin sons Dwight and Duane.
Survivors include her two sons, Gary Albin and his wife Lesa of Andover, and Mark Albin and his wife Amy of Hesston; and her grandchildren, Chet and Cassie Albin of Hesston, and Andy and Jake Albin of Andover.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 27, at the Broadway Colonial Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Greenwood Cemetery in Newton.
Friends may call from 1 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m.
A memorial has been established with the First United Methodist Church and the Salvation Army. Contributions may be sent to Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, 120 E. Broadway, Newton, Ks. 67114.
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