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1/14/2014 8:00:00 AM
Doris Elizabeth Newton
Aug. 2, 1919 - Jan. 12, 2014
Doris Newton
Doris Newton

Doris Elizabeth Newton

Aug. 2, 1919 - Jan. 12, 2014

Doris Elizabeth Newton, 94, died at 9:15 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, at Hickory Creek, Rochester.

Doris was born Aug. 2, 1919, in Kosciusko County to William and Bessie (Shirey) Matthews. On Nov. 30, 1940, she married Frank Newton who died on Feb. 28, 2001.

They have three daughters, Frances (Carl) Griner, Lakeland, Fla., Janie (Dick) Teel, Mentone, and Joanna (Garry deceased) Weidner, Lakeville. They had one son, the late Eddie Newton (spouse Wally Vandermark, deceased).

Doris has 11 grandchildren, Frances's children, John (Despina) Lawrence, Tom Lawrence, Jennifer (Greg) Baisden, Lakeland, Fla.; Janie's children, Debbie (DeWayne) Doty, Winamac, Brenda (Todd, deceased) Miller, Winona Lake, Heather Teel, Kokomo, and Scott Teel, deceased; Joanna's children, Jeff (Kelly) Weidner, Granger, and Chris Weidner, San Antonio, Texas; Eddie's children, Linda (Rick) England, Mentone, and Marie (Brett) Miner, Broomfield, Colo.

Doris has 22 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Doris was preceded in death by two older brothers, George and John Matthews.

Doris was a homemaker and lived her 60 years of married life on a farm in Fulton County.

During her life, she has been an avid reader, reading two daily newspapers as well as reading many books and magazines. She enjoyed watching TV. Doris was known in the area for her outstanding flower and vegetable gardens. She always had a cheerful attitude about life.

Doris is a member of the Akron Church of God and enjoyed many church activities with her friends until she was no longer able to drive to church.

Doris was the kind of gramma that you read about in books or see in movies. The kind of gramma that would be in the kitchen, always in a dress, with a matching apron, with something good cooking. If she wasn't in the kitchen, she could be found in her garden, a garden that she nurtured and took pride in. We had the kind of gramma that truly was concerned in every aspect of our lives, a humble woman who truly treated her husband like a king. A woman that put God and family first, never forgetting a birthday and always preparing a feast with everything made from scratch for the family gatherings. Without a doubt, her grandchildren (and children) loved her and knew that she loved them.

The time has come for Gramma Doris to be with our Lord, she will be missed, but her memory and dedication to God and family will never be forgotten.

Service is at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at King Memorial Home, Mentone, with Pastor Terry Canfield officiating. Burial is at Sycamore Cemetery, Mentone. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, at the funeral home.

Share a memory or send an online condolence at Arrangements made by King Memorial Home, Mentone.

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