EUREKA- Myra Jean Newell, 86, of Eureka, passed away at
12:25 PM on Tuesday April 8, 2014 at Maple Lawn Health Care Center
She was born on April 16, 1927 in Lexington, IL a daughter of
Paul James and Vida Brown Harper. She married Glenn W. Newell in
Lexington on November 18, 1950. He preceded her in death in
Surviving are a son, Greg Newell, Eureka; 4 granddaughters,
Courtney, Samantha, Katrina, and Tiffany Newell all of Eureka; a
sister, Darlene Xanders; and a sister-in-law, Helen Harper.
She was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Lloyd and Hadley
Harper; and 2 sisters, Eloise and Vida Harper.
Myra worked at State Farm and Hohulin Fence Company. She loved
music and had served as choir director for the Lexington Methodist
Church for many years. She also cherished and adored any time she
could spend with her granddaughters.
Funeral Services will be at 12:00 PM on Monday, April 14, 2014
at Argo-Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in Eureka with Rev. Ron Martz
officiating. Visitation will be 2 hours prior to the service at the
funeral home. Interment will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens,
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