Monday, May 21, 2018

June "Esther" Newman (May 17, 2018)

June "Esther" Newman, 88, of Greenville, and formerly of New Madison, passed away on May 17, 2018 at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Indiana.

She was born on June 11, 1929 in Brookville, Ohio, the daughter of the late William and Thelma (Good) Baker.

In addition to her parents, Esther was preceded in death by her husband, Kyle "Buddy" Newman; her daughter, Barbara Ann Newman; her brothers, Donald Baker and Paul Baker.

Esther was 1947 graduate of New Madison High School. She was an active member in her church, was an advisor for the Butler Boosters 4-H Club for numerous years, and was a volunteer for the RSVP Services in Greenville. She enjoyed quilting, knitting, sewing, crocheting and made countless decorated cakes for all occasions.

She is survived by her children Sharon Kay (Tom) Wilson of Greenville, K. Jean (Paul) Christian of Marietta, Georgia, and Duane E. (Joni) Newman of Greenville; her grandchildren, Julie (Dennis) Ritchie, Brenda (Ryan) Clemens, Brian Elleman, Robin (Jeremy) Morse, Donovan (Shelly) Christian, Jaime (Donnie) Julian, Justin Bronnenberg and Joshua (Katie) Bronnenberg; her great-grandchildren, Matthew Ritchie, Brandon Clemens, Lauren Clemens, Stephen Morse, Sarah Morse, Caleb Christian, Luke Christian, and Neave Bronnenberg; her siblings, David (Jean) Baker of California, Clarence (Belva) Baker, of Eldorado, J. Franklin (Sarah) Baker of Greenville, Kenneth (Janet) Baker of New Madison, Catherine Miltenberger of Greenville, and Phyllis (Marion) Clapp of New Madison; her sister-in-law, Virginia Baker of West Manchester, Ohio; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at Tribute Funeral Homes, Greenville Campus, with Pastor Ronald Sherck officiating. Burial will follow in Greenmound Cemetery in New Madison.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at Tribute Funeral Homes, Greenville Campus from 5 PM until 8 PM.

The family request that memorial contributions be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

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