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Emma Newman

October 7, 2012
The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

NEWMAN, Emma M., age 100, of Doolin Route, New Martinsville, WV, died Thursday, October 4, 2012 at the New Martinsville Care & Rehab Center.

She was born August 23, 1912 in Wetzel County, WV, the daughter of the late Joseph Clarence and Amanda E. McCullough Starkey.

Emma was a cook for Wetzel County Schools, a member of the New Martinsville Christian Church Disciples of Christ, and Chapter #50 Order of Eastern Star. She was also a homemaker and loved to quilt.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph M. Newman in 1983; four brothers, Raymond, John, Clarence and Paul Starkey; and four sisters, Sarah Wolfe, Dolly Smith, Goldie Crimmel and Rosemond Tiber.

Survivors include two sons, Ronald (Viola) Newman and Donald (Shirley) Newman, both of New Martinsville; three daughters, Joan (Charles) Cecil of Edgewater, FL, Jacklyn (Art) Boyd of Seal Beach, CA and Marilyn Yoho of New Martinsville; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Family will receive friends on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and on Tuesday from noon until the time of the Funeral Service at 1p.m. at Grisell Funeral Home & Crematory, 751 Third Street, New Martinsville, with Rev. Dr. Victor L. Hunter officiating. Eastern Star services will be held Monday at 7 p.m.

Interment in Northview Cemetery, New Martinsville.

Memorial contributions to First Christian Church, Maple & Locust Ave. PO Box 274, New Martinsville, WV 26155.

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