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Helen M. Newman, 96, Kokomo, passed away at 11:45 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, at Kokomo Place. She was born Feb. 19, 1921, in Kokomo, to Ora and Mary (Grimes) Garbert. On Oct. 11, 1947, she married Joseph C. Newman in Kokomo, and he preceded her in death April 1, 1990.
She is survived by her daughter, Rebecca Granieri, Mesa, Arizona; sons, James (Reta) Harris, Donald (Bridget) Harris and Fred (Nancy) Harris, all of Kokomo; sister, Janet Robertson, Texas; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Lorraine Garbert and Edgar Garbert; and two sisters, Zonda Kranz and Edna Toutloff.
A private graveside service will be in Sunset Memory Garden Cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to Shirley & Stout Funeral Home & Crematory. Messages of condolence may be left online at www.shirleyandstout.com.
Published on February 19, 2018
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