Irene E. Newell 1914 - 2007 Rock Creek
Mass of Christian burial for Irene E. Newell, 93, Rock Creek, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Aloysius Church in Meriden. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery northwest of Oskaloosa. Mrs. Newell died Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2007, at McCrite Plaza Nursing Center in Topeka. She was born Aug. 11, 1914, in Potter, the daughter of Matt and Catherine Victor Petesch.Mrs. Newell was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Meriden and the Ladies Altar Society.She married Omer A. Newell on May 20, 1944, in Topeka. He died in March 1995. Survivors include a daughter, Alice Malsbury, Oskaloosa; three sons, Earl Newell, Netawaka, and Larry and Francis Newell, both of Topeka; a brother, Francis Petesch, Meriden; two sisters, Evelyn Schramek, St. Marys, and Irma Moriarity, Topeka; 15 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.The family will receive friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Barnett-Chapel Oaks Meriden Chapel, where a prayer service will be at 7 p.m. Friday.The family suggests memorials to the Fairview Cemetery Association, sent in care of the Funeral Home, P.O. Box 331, Meriden, KS 66512.