Shirley Newton

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    - Barb Wright
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Shirley Newton


Shirley Jean Newton, 71, was born June 19, 1942 in Sioux Rapids, the daughter of Russell and Opal (Brayton) McDanel. She passed away unexpectedly Sunday, April 27, 2014.

Shirley is survived by her children, Paula (Doug) Kieler, Michael Newton and Stephen (Michelle) Newton; grandchildren, Emily (Dan) Hodges, Stephanie (Chase) Bieghler, Elyse (Jason) McClaflin, Nehemiah Newton and Caleb Newton; great-grandchildren, Ethan, Audrey, Paige, Maddox, Sophia, Eli, Mya and Jack; siblings, Ronald (Sharon) McDanel, David (Lynda) McDanel, Barbara (Ron Cox) Rohlf, Thomas (Barbara) McDanel and Marcia (Keith) Goode; nine nieces and nephews; other loving relatives and many special friends. She was preceded in death by her parents.

The family will greet friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 1, 2014 at Hamilton's Altoona Funeral Home, 105 4th St. SW. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, May 2, 2014 at Rising Sun Church of Christ, 6390 NE Rising Sun Drive in Pleasant Hill, in which Shirley was an active member. Burial will take place at Resthaven Cemetery in West Des Moines. Memorial contributions may be made to Rising Sun Church of Christ in loving memory of Shirley. On-line condolences may be expressed at

Funeral Home
Hamilton's Altoona Funeral Home
105 Fourth Street SW Altoona, IA 50009
(515) 967-4272
Funeral Home Details
Published in Des Moines Register from Apr. 30 to May 2, 2014