Millie Newman, age 91, was born in Washington County Ohio, on February 2, 1922 to Leroy David and Laura Blanche Whittington Ulmer. She had three siblings: two sisters Ruth Maybelle and Margaret Frances and one brother Paul W. Ulmer.
She attended elementary school through the eighth grade in a one room school building at Gravel Bank. Millie graduated from Marietta High School, 1938. She furthered her education at Ohio University receiving a Bachelor of Science Education and graduated in 1942. After graduating from college she moved to Dayton and began her teaching career at Webster School retiring from Hickory Dale School after teaching 30 plus years. After retiring from teaching, she worked at Edison State College. Millie was a member of the Pleasant Hill United Church of Christ. She married Kenneth Newman, August 16, 1960 and acquired six step-children: three sons and daughter-in-laws, Gene and June Newman of Tipp City, Jim and Lola Newman of Cadiz; David and Lynn Newman of Chocowenity, N.C., Ruth Bowman of
Troy, Naomi and Norman Brown of Troy and Janice Newman of Richmond, Ind. She had 15 step-grandchildren and several great step-grandchildren and several great-great step-children and nephews and nieces. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Kenneth Newman, a brother and two sisters, two step-grandsons, Tommy Newman and David Unger. Celebration of Life services will be held 1 p.m. Friday, November 22, 2013, at Jackson-Sarver Funeral Home, 1 S. Main Street, Pleasant Hill, Ohio. Ray Ulmer will officiate with interment following at Pleasant Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Pleasant Hill United Church of Christ and State of the Heart Hospice, 1237 W Dotaw, Portland, IN 47371. Online memories may be left for the family at www.jackson-sarver.com