Vivian Elizabeth Newhouse

February 22, 2013

Vivian Elizabeth Newhouse 96, of Frankfort, IN, died February 22, 2013 at St. Vincent Frankfort Hospital. Born December 8, 1916 in Chalmers, IN to Jesse & Nora Josephine (Shigley) Cossel. She married Gerald A. ‘Jerry’ Newhouse on September 22, 1947 in Bowling Green, KY and he preceded her in death on December 8, 1973. Mrs. Newhouse attended schools in Chalmers and Clarks Hill. She managed the Downtown Elks in Frankfort with her husband for 15 years, and then she retired in 1979 from the P.R. Mallory Company after working over 20 years. She was a member of the First Christian Church, past president & secretary of Women of Elks, member of VFW Auxiliary, Women of the Moose and volunteered as a Pink Lady for 14 years with over 900 hours.

Visitation and Services

Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort, IN. Visitation will be Tuesday, February 26th from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service on Wednesday. Burial will be in Chalmers Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Charity of Choice or the Clinton County Humane Society.

Survived by:

3 Daughters: Trudy K. George of Noblesville, Judy C. (Ames) Shuel of Carmel and Jerri A. (Denny) Ridenour of rural Frankfort Step-Daughter: Patricia Parker of Frankfort 1 Sister: Violet Ruby Sterner of Sarasota, FL 5 Grandchildren: Mandy (Rod) Taylor, Shelly Beavens, Steve & David Shuel and Bridget Walker 7 Great Grandchildren: Brant and Alex Taylor and Raelyn Beavens, Ames and Ava Walker and David and Ella Shuel.

Preceded by:

She was preceded in death by a sister, a brother and a step-son, Ronnie Newhouse.


16 Condolences for “Vivian Elizabeth Newhouse”

  1. Clara February 23, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    Dear Family,
    I wish to express my deepest sympathy for the loss of your loved one. Jesus set the example in comforting those he had not previously known, thus, although I did not previously know Vivian I do know how it feels to lose someone you love. Vivian’s years of life experience no doubt allowed your family to have knowledge of your family history. These are treasured memories and may they bring you comfort in the day ahead along with Bible texts such as 2 Corinthians 1: 3,4 where God promises to comfort us through all our tribulations. May the thoughts and prayers from friends, family and neighbors bring you comfort during this time of your loss.

  2. Sue February 23, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    Trudy and Jud: It was a pleasure knowing your mother. You were blessed to have had her in your life so long. You have so many wonderful memories. I’ll be thinking of you. God Bless,

  3. Mary Patchett February 23, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    Jerri and family,
    I am so sorry about the loss of your mother. She was truly a wonderful person. I just saw her before Christmas at Schulz market ringing the bell for the Salvation Army. She was still sharp as a tack and never forgot who I was and asked about my brother, Champ. I know that all of you will miss her dearly. I will keep all of you in my prayers at this sad time.

  4. Shirley & Gary Mikesell February 23, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    We knew Vivian through the church, and I am also the secretary there. What a beautiful, classy lady!
    We enjoyed visiting with her on Sundays, and also looked forward to her smile! She will be missed.
    Take comfort in knowing she is shining in heaven and greeting loved ones who have gone on before.
    Thoughts and Prayers, Shirley & Gary Mikesell

  5. Jo Kay Biesecker February 23, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    So sorry to hear of your loss, thinking of you. God Bless

  6. Mark Crum February 24, 2013 at 1:09 am

    So sorry to hear about your mother, you girls sure had a wonderful person for a mother. She was always fun to be around! God Bless

  7. David & Beverly Rogers February 24, 2013 at 11:31 pm

    We want to express our deepest sympathy in the loss of your Mother. She was such a wonderful person and we will never forget her. We have you in our prayers in this time of sorrow.

  8. Mindy Anderson Wallis February 25, 2013 at 12:11 am

    Jeri so sorry to hear about your mother. She was a great lady. She and mother made the journey together. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Mindy

  9. Dena Thomas February 25, 2013 at 2:19 am

    Trudy, Jerri and family,
    My most heartfelt sympathies. You mom was a peach and a half. I am truly blessed to have met Vivian. My thoughts and prayers to out for you.

  10. Barbara McCarty February 25, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    Jerri and Family

    So sorry to hear you have lost your mom, you girls were so blessed to have had her in your lives for so long. She always got in my line at the bank, she knew and I knew just how she wanted things done, and she was in and out in no time. She was such a neat lady. I know there are those in a far more beautiful place who are saying “welcome home.”

  11. Nancy Ryan Sabari February 25, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    I so admired your mom and always looked forward to seeing her when I visited Frankfort. I’m sorry for your loss. Nancy

  12. Ann Royer February 25, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    Jeri and family, I wanted to offer my condolences during this very sad time. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you!

  13. Jan Kersey February 26, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    Jeri, so sorry to read in the paper today the passing of your Mother. I know she had a wonderful long life
    and you were always so caring to her needs. Just wanted you to know I am thinking of you and your family
    at this time.

  14. Max and Janie Clark March 1, 2013 at 1:56 am

    Judi, Trudi, and Jeri, So sorry to read about Vivian. She was one of our favorite people. Was always great to run into her. We are in Florida so could not attend. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Max and Janie Clark

  15. Vickie Ritter March 1, 2013 at 5:00 am

    I’m so sorry for the lost of your mom. She was such a joy, I loved talking to her every time I saw her at CVS !! We always made a point to stop & talk about Anderson! She was one of the sweeties ladies I know. I know you will miss her. I’m thinking of you & your family, prayers to you all. Vickie

  16. Nathan and Vicki Hale March 2, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    Jerri – We are so sorry to hear about losing Vivian. What a vivacious woman she was. We will miss her. She always made us smile. We are praying that God has blessed you with comfort and a peace during this difficult time. We are so sorry we missed the visitation. Please know that you and the family have been in our prayers.

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