On Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at the age of 66 years, 5 months, and 13 days, Michael Eugene New slipped beyond the bounds of this earth into eternity. He was born February 11, 1953 in Chanute, Kansas, the son of Norma Lorene Galbreath.

Mike was an Eagle Scout and received the award of “God and Country” for his service to the First Christian Church. He worked for several years in the oil industry and had a passion for enjoying the immediacy of life. He was dedicated to anyone who put forth the hand of friendship and was a jovial favorite of his classmates. He was known for his quick wit, his infectious smile, and his kind and compassionate spirit. His ability to laugh with you (and sometimes at you) for hours on end will be greatly missed in a world which needs more joy. 

He was preceded in death by his mother and is survived by his sister Vicki New-Yowan and brother-in-law John who reside in Arkansas. The family requests contributions in his name be made to: Scout Troop 71 c/o First Presbyterian Church, 15 N Steuben Ave., Chanute, Kansas 66720.

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