Mary Irene Fairchild

Mary Irene Fairchild, 84, of New Castle, died on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, at Select Specialty Hospital in Indianapolis. She was born June 24, 1928, in Albany, Ky., a daughter of the late Willie and Bertie (Cash) Lewis.

Survivors include her husband, of 65 years, Wallace Fairchild; son, Danny (Faye) Fairchild of New Castle; daughter, Joyce (Don) Lacy of New Castle; four grandchildren; four great- grandchildren; two great- stepgrandchildren; three brothers, Jim (Phyllis) Lewis of Iowa City, Iowa, Clayton (Virginia) Lewis of New Castle, Howard (Leila) Lewis of Hagerstown; three sisters, W.J. Howe of Hagerstown, Wanda (Ronnie) Lee of Eaton, Ohio and Karen (Tim) Hamilton of New Castle; brother-in-law, Don Snyder of New Castle; and several nieces & nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Crandel Lewis; a sister, Delores Snyder and a brother-in-law, Bob Howe.

Services will be 3 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service with Pastors Allen Southerland and Mark Herbkersman officiating. Burial will follow in Circle Grove Cemetery in Spiceland. Friends may call from 1- 3 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be given to American Lung Association, 1301 Pennsylvania NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20004.

You may express condolences or share a memory of Mary at