Inez Marie McNeese, the daughter of Otto and Ethel (Baty) McNeese, was born April 5, 1924, in Newton. Inez graduated from the Newton Senior High School with the class of 1942. Inez had worked for the telephone company and for the Parsons Company prior to the Maytag Company. She retired after 35 years from the porcelain department where she was an office clerk. Inez was a longtime member of the Newton Foresquare Church. She loved music and loved playing the piano. She was the longtime pianist for the Sounds of Inspiration. Inez died Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, at her home in Newton. No public services are planned.