Debra J. Newell 1951 - 2007 Stafford
Memorial services for Debra J. Newell, 56, Stafford, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Trinity Community Church in Hudson. Private graveside services will be in Trinity Cemetery in Hudson.Mrs. Newell died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2007, at Stafford District Hospital in Stafford. She was born May 24, 1951, in Great Bend, the daughter of Vernon and Doris "Clair" Witt. She graduated from St. John-Hudson High School in 1970 and attended Kansas State University for two years, where she was on the women's basketball team. She graduated from Adley-Hale School of Business in Hutchinson. She was a resident of Stafford most of her life. Mrs. Newell was a homemaker. She helped her husband on their family farm and was formerly an accountant for many area businesses. She was a member of Trinity Community Church in Hudson, Hudson I.Q. Study Club and volunteered for many community organizations.She married Donald G. Newell on May 28, 1978, in Hudson. He survives.Other survivors include a son, Bradley J. Newell, Lawrence; her mother, Doris Witt, Hudson; and a brother, Ken Witt, Sterling.Friends may call from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at Minnis Chapel in Stafford. The casket will remain closed.The family suggests memorials to the church, Stafford District Hospital or Southwind Hospice, sent in care of the chapel, 125 N. Main, Stafford, KS 67578.Online condolences may be sent at <a href="http://www.minnischapel.com">www.minnischapel.com</a>.