Ann Elizabeth "Bette" Newman

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Bette Newman passed away peacefully on Sept. 13, 2018 at Hospice of Okeechobee. She was born in Jacksonville on Dec. 4, 1926. She was the youngest child of Elijah and Sueanna Witt. She attended Palm Beach High School and was in the Class of 1945. She was of the Baptist Faith all of her life and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Okeechobee at the time of her passing. Bette was a member of the Iretta Sherman Chapter 145 Eastern Star for over 50 years.
She was predeceased by her husband, Cecil Newman in 2013. She is survived by her children, Chris (Gail) Newman, Murphy, N.C., Michael (Gloria) Newman, Jupiter and Lorena (Jerry) Pittman, Royal Palm Beach; grandchildren, Lisa Fralix, Chip Newman, Amber Villard, Beth Rosenblum and Danielle Rios; great-grandchildren, Dillon and Marshall Fralix, Tanner, Madison and Riken Newman, Mia and Mason Rosenblum, Lucas Villard and soon to be born Reef Rios.
The family would like to thank the staff at Okeechobee Health Care Facility and Hospice of Okeechobee for the outstanding care given to our mom.
Visitation will be held Monday, Sept. 17, 2018 at 1 p.m. with a service to follow at 2 p.m. at the Buxton Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home.
Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery.
Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the register book at,
All arrangements are entrusted to the direction and care of the Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34972.

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Buxton and Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home & Crematory - Okeechobee
400 North Parrott Avenue
Okeechobee, FL 34972
(863) 763-1994
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Published in NewsZapFL on Sept. 16, 2018