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Obituaries

Obituaries

Karen Newell 1945 - 2007 Ottawa

Inurnment services for Karen Newell, 61, Ottawa, will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Old Monticello Cemetery in Shawnee.Mrs. Newell died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2007, at Midland Hospice House in Topeka.She was born May 24, 1945, in Kansas City, Kan., the daughter of Frank and Leone Hand Samples. She grew up in Kansas City and De Soto areas and moved to Franklin County in 1981. She graduated from Washington High School in Kansas City, Kan., in 1963.Mrs. Newell was a homemaker. She was a member of the Lawrence Gunfighters Association.She married Vernon E. Newell on April 18, 1964, in De Soto. He died June 27, 1991.Survivors include two sons, Chad A. Newell, Lane, and Shane L. Newell, Baldwin City; and four grandsons.The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. today at Dengel & Son Mortuary.The family suggests memorials to the Lawrence Memorial Hospital Palliative Care Unit or Midland Hospice, sent in care of the mortuary, 235 S. Hickory St., Ottawa 66067.