Mary Ella Neal, 73, of Kimberly passed away on Sunday, August 12, 2018, at her residence. A graveside service will be held at 12:00 PM on Saturday, August 18, 2018, at the Monument Cemetery in Monument, Oregon with Mr. Mitch Mund officiating.
Mary Ella (Hinton) Neal was born on March 9, 1945, in Prairie City, Oregon to Boyd and May DeEtt (Throop) Hinton. She attended Monument High School.
On June 25, 1961, Mary Ella married Lewis "Bill" Neal in John Day, Oregon. Her main occupation was being a homemaker, mother, and wife.
She enjoyed fishing, gardening, baking, camping, canning, and spending time with family. Her greatest accomplishments are being a 4-H leader, wife, mother, and grandmother.
Mary Ella is survived by her husband, Bill Neal, and daughter, Terry Neal-Cade, both of Kimberly, Oregon. She is also survived by 5 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Boyd and May DeEtt Hinton; sons, William "Buddy" and Danny Neal; and sister, Sharon McKinnon.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Monument Senior Center through Driskill Memorial Chapel at 241 S. Canyon Blvd., John Day, OR 97845.