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