Maureen Ann Newhart, 73, of Marietta, GA passed away peacefully on Thursday evening, March 8, 2012 in Marietta after a brief illness. Born on Oct. 30, 1938 in Pittston, she was the daughter of the late Bertha and John Fadden.
She was a graduate of West Pittston High School, Class of 1957, where she was a majorette. In 1961, she graduated from the Nesbitt Hospital School of Nursing. Maureen retired from Tyler Memorial Hospital in 2010 after 40 years of service as a registered nurse.
She enjoyed water skiing and bowling in her younger years and was an avid golfer for the last 30 years. She traveled to various locations to play in tournaments. The Dupont World Amateur Handicap Championship in Myrtle Beach, SC was one of her favorites. Maureen won her flight one year and finished third place another year. Some of her fondest memories were golfing in various leagues at ShadowBrook before moving to GA. In GA, she was a member of the Indian Hills Country Club where she made many new golfing friends.
Maureen loved being a mother and grandmother. Her children and grandchildren meant the world to her. She loved spending time with them.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Richard Havard, and her second husband of 38 years, Carl Newhart.
She is survived by her daughter, Kelly Havard Purmort (Fred) of Marietta, GA; son, Edward Havard (Diana) of Laceyville; granddaughter, Katie Havard and grandsons, James and Nicholas Havard of Laceyville; brothers, Jack Fadden (Barbara) of Fenwick Island, DE and Donald Fadden of San Leandro, CA; numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews scattered throughout the country.
The family will hold a Celebration of Maureen’s life party overlooking the golf course at the Indian Hills Country Club, Marietta, GA on Sunday, March 18 at 4 p.m. An additional memorial service is being planned in PA.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the LPGA Foundation, which provides girls aged 7-17 the opportunity to learn to play golf: https://www.lpgaonline.com/D onations.