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Margaret Jean Newell


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Margaret Jean Newell Obituary

READING - Margaret Jean Newell, 86, of Reading, passed away Monday, April 4, 2016, at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo. Born April 10, 1929, in Moose Jaw, Saskachewan, she was the daughter of Archibald and Harriet (Rogan) McDonald and was a 1948 graduate of Reading High School. She was a cook at Reading High School and also a cook at Kimball Camp for 20 years. Margaret was a member of the Reading United Methodist Church and Order of the Eastern Star. She enjoyed baking, cooking and knitting.

On December 2, 1950, she married Lester Newell and he survives. Also surviving: one daughter, Kathryn Rock of Reading; three sons, Douglas (Barbara) Newell of Dallas, Texas, Allan Newell (Ellen Martinez) of Reading, and Daniel Newell of Litchfield; six grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Lillian Netcher and Gladys Hammond.

A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, 2016, at the Eagle Funeral Home-George White Chapel in Reading with Pastor Debra Cole officiating. Interment will follow in Maplewood Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled Tuesday from 11 a.m. until time of service. Memorials are suggested to the family.

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Published in The Hillsdale Daily News on Apr. 6, 2016
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