Betty J. Newell, 94, of Springfield, died at 7:25 am, Tuesday, August 21, 2012 at Memorial Medical Center. She was born February 9, 1918 in Colfax, Illinois to Ralph and Marie Willis Winter. She married William Newell, Jr. and he preceded her in death in 1972. Her parents also preceded her in death.
Survivors include two daughters Susan LeMasters (Companion: Jim Hobbs) of Springfield and Nancy (Gerald) Campbell of Rochester; three grandchildren, Tracy Purseglove of Springfield, Brian (Janet) Campbell of Rochester and Shelley LaMantia of Oak Park, IL and six great grandchildren, Megan Tuchmann, Hannah Purseglove, Ryan & Tory LaMantia and Jessica and Christen Campbell.
Betty was a member of Grace Lutheran Church. She worked until the age of 92 at various retail establishments, most recently at Judy’s Hallmark.
Memorial Service: The family will host a memorial service at 7 pm, Thursday, September 6, 2012 at Grace Lutheran Church with Pastor Thomas Christell officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Lutheran Food Pantry
St. Joseph Cemetery