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Doris E. Newell, 91, of Bonnie, Illinois passed away at 10:10 A.M. April 3, 2017 at Mount Vernon Countryside Manor in Mount Vernon, Illinois. She was born April 1, 1926 in Jefferson County, Illinois to parents, Wayman E. and Lela A. (Hughey) Sledge. She married Arthur Ray Newell on April 15, 1944 in Tyler, Texas and he preceded her in death on December 9, 2012.
A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 A.M. Thursday, April 6, 2017 at Newell Funeral Home in Waltonville, Illinois with Pastor Jason E. Newell officiating. Interment will follow at Knob Prairie Cemetery in Waltonville, Illinois.
A Visitation will be from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at Newell Funeral Home in Waltonville, Illinois.
Doris is survived by her son, Eddie Ray Newell and wife Rhonda of Bonnie, Illinois; daughter, Nancy Newell of Shawneetown Illinois; four grandchildren, Jason E. Newell and wife Stacy of Bonnie, Illinois, Jennifer Schrimpf and husband Matt of Alton, Illinois, Brooke Damn and husband Lance of Omaha, Illinois, and Bethany Nelson and husband Jared of Altamont, Illinois; ten great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Her parents; husband; and two sisters, Virginia Cockrum and Helen Roberson preceded her in death.
Doris worked as a homemaker and farmer and was a member of New Hope Free Will Baptist Church in Ina, Illinois.
For those who wish, memorials may be given to the Knob Prairie Cemetery or Celtic Hospice and will be accepted at the funeral home or mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mount Vernon, Illinois 62864.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call (618) 242-3348 or visit www.hugheyfh.com for further information and to send condolences.
Published on April 4, 2017
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