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Obituaries

Obituaries

Evelyn Maxine Newman 1917 - 2007 Lawrence

Graveside services for Evelyn Maxine Newman, 89, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. today in Oak Hill Cemetery. Memorial services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Ninth Street Baptist Church.Mrs. Newman died Tuesday, April 3, 2007, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.She was born Aug. 29, 1917, in Stull, the daughter of William and Ina Cleyborne Kizer. She was a lifelong resident of Douglas County and Lawrence.She worked as a secretary/receptionist for the UCCF Center for 10 years. She also worked for Presbyterian Manor and Rumsey Funeral Home, and provided house cleaning, cooking and nursing to many. She was a member of the Lawrence Memorial Hospital Auxiliary for 30 years, a lifetime trustee of the Douglas County Historical Society and chairwoman of the Foreign Missions Board.She married Jesse Charles Newman Sr. on Aug. 20, 1940, in Lawrence. He preceded her in death.Survivors include two sons, Jesse C. Jr., Lawrence, and Kenneth M., Katy, Texas; two sisters, Ruby Moore, Topeka, and Bertha Nelson, Lawrence; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.The family suggests memorials to Ninth Street Baptist Church, sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.Online condolences may be sent to <a href="http://www.rumsey-yost.com">www.rumsey-yost.com</a>.