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William O. Newell Jr.

September 28, 1924 — June 27, 2014

William O. Newell Jr.

William “Bill” Orville Newell, Jr., 89, of Greeley, CO and formerly of McPherson, KS, passed away on Friday, June 27, 2014, at his home in Greeley, CO. He was a retired farmer, construction and maintenance worker.

He was born on September 28, 1924, in McPherson, KS, the son of William Orville and Maude May (Malone) Newell. He graduated from Hartman High School in Hartman, CO and Central Christian College in McPherson, KS. He was united in marriage to Elsie Marie Hittle on June 3, 1947, in Dodge City, KS. She preceded him in death.

A World War II veteran, Bill was a Purple Heart recipient serving in Germany and France. Bill was an active member of the McPherson Free Methodist Church serving as a trustee and singing in the choir. He and Elsie most recently attended the Greeley Wesleyan Church.

Survivors include: daughters, Joan Kugler and husband, Mendal, of Greeley, CO, Nancy Malone and husband, Jerry, of Greenville, SC, and Pat Collins and husband, Paul, of Mill Creek, WA; 11 grandchildren, Crystal Kugler Lopez, Brian Kugler, Michael Malone, Rodney Malone, Marc Kugler, Seth Newell, David Collins, Andrew Collins, Megan Newell Postelwait, Brett Malone, Phillip Collins; and 18 great-grandchildren.

In addition to Elsie, Bill was preceded in death by his parents; son, Brad Newell; sisters Gladys Newell Zortman, Alma Newell Wright, and Joy Bell Newell Joy.

The funeral service will be at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at the McPherson Free Methodist Church with Rev. Tom Griffith, Rev. Tom Mayse, and Pastor Mike Hambley officiating. Burial will be in McPherson Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 pm, Monday at the church with the family receiving visitors from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the McPherson Free Methodist Church or Pathways Hospice in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 North Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of William O. Newell Jr. please visit our Sympathy Store.

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