Shirley M. Newell

December 13, 2009

Shirley M. Newell 98, a former Michigantown resident, died at 5:45 p.m. December 13, 2009 at Wesley Manor, where she had been a resident the past 4 years. Born October 1, 1911 in Fulton County, Indiana to John & Estie (Robbins) Dawald. She married Russell A. Newell on September 4, 1932 and he preceded her in death on September 6, 1996. Mrs. Newell was a 1930 graduate of Fulton High School. She was a homemaker and for several years, a beautician in Michigantown. Her memberships include; the Michigantown Christian Church, where she was Sunday school teacher for over 35 years, first President of Newly Formed Women’s Council, was head of the first Missionary Committee, and Bible school teacher for over 50 years, she was a Gold Lady, member of WTCU and DAR. Mrs. Newell was 1975 Senior Queen of Clinton County and for many years, was a Girl Scout Leader.

Visitation and Services

Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Friday, December 18, 2009 at the Michigantown Christian Church. Visitation will be Thursday, December 17th from 4-8 p.m. at Goodwin Funeral Home. Burial will in Whiteman Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Michigantown Christian Church, envelopes will be available.

Survived by:

2 Daughters: Sarah (Ralph) Webb of Rural Frankfort and Rosie (Jay) McKinney of Rural Frankfort 1 Son: Marcus R. (Nina) Newell of Michigantown 9 Grandchildren: Linda (Joe) Ray, Art Webb, Melissa (Ryan) Shuey, Jason McKinney, Lora (Kyle) Smith, Melody (Dave) Neal, R.D. (Kelly) Newell, Kimberly (Ted) Dunn and Todd (Janice) Newell 17 Great Grandchildren and 15 Great Great Grandchildren

Preceded by:

She was preceded in death by grandson, Rod Webb, a brother and a sister.


6 Condolences for “Shirley M. Newell”

  1. Keith & Marcia Russell December 14, 2009 at 6:49 pm

    My heart is saddened with Shirley’s passing. She was a wonderful neighbor and always looked out for us. I mostly remember her smile and her delightful joy of life. She was a very Godly person and I’m sure she is very delighted to be in the presence of our Savior!
    Our hearts and prayers go out to all the Newell family in their loss.
    Love and prayers,
    Marcia & Keith

  2. Jane Ann Miller December 15, 2009 at 2:46 pm

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. She has left you with so many wonderful memories. She always had such a beautiful smile. I know she is very happy to be with the Lord. You are all in my prayers..
    Jane Ann Miller

  3. Amanda Marty Pearcy December 16, 2009 at 10:59 am

    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Grandma Great. There were many times that Morgan and I would go over and visit her when she lived in Michigantown. Please know that we are praying for you all during your time of loss. We all know that she is in heaven looking down on us with smiles from above.
    Love in Christ,
    Amanda Marty

  4. John and Mary Kay Baker December 16, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    You and your families are in our thoughts and prayers. With our deepest regards, John and Mary Kay Baker

  5. Bill and Fern Ferrel December 18, 2009 at 10:41 pm

    We are sorry to hear about your loss. May God surround you and your families during this time with his love and comfort. With our deepest sympathy.
    Bill and Fern Ferrel

  6. Bill & Norma Reed December 18, 2009 at 11:26 pm

    We thought a lot about Shirley and her love for the Lord. She was a wonderful worker in the church. We will keep the family in our prayers.

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