Shirley Newton
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Shirley Newton
Formerly of Zearing

Shirley Ann Newton, 85, of Bella Vista, AR, died on Friday, September 30, 2022.

Shirley was born on December 21, 1936 on the Roswell Garst farm outside of Coon Rapids, IA to Donald and Ramona Hicks. She married Duane Newton on August 2, 1969 in Coon Rapids, IA. Shirley graduated from Drake University and worked as an English teacher and school librarian with Hubbard-Radcliffe Schools. In her retirement, she and Duane moved to Bella Vista, AR.

Shirley enjoyed playing golf, sewing beautiful quilts, reading, going to the pool, taking walks and shopping. She was a member of the Methodist Church in Bella Vista and several quilt and golf groups. Most of all, she loved spending time with her family and friends.

She is survived by her sons, Tom (Becky) Newton of Windsor Heights, IA and Chris Newton of Springdale, AR; and twin grandchildren, Roy and Claire. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

Graveside services will be held on Saturday, October 8, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. at the Zearing Cemetery. A reception at the Bethel United Methodist Church in Zearing will follow the service. Memorials are suggested to Circle of Life Hospice in Bentonville, AR.

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Lincoln Township Cemetery
Zearing, Iowa 50278
A time of refreshments and fellowship will follow Shirley's graveside service at the Bethel United Methodist Church in Zearing, Iowa.
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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A Anonymous on Oct 4, 2022

With caring thoughts, Jerry & Joyce Newton, Jeff & Angie Newton & family, Mike & Jolyn Dailey & familyButterfly Garden was purchased for the family of Shirley Newton by Anonymous.

W Wellmark Network Relations & Network Administratio on Oct 4, 2022

We are thinking of you during this difficult time.Simple Sorrows was purchased for the family of Shirley Newton by Wellmark Network Relations & Network Administratio.

A Alice Nicholson on Oct 4, 2022

My sympathy to the family. The Newtons were my Zearing neighbors for many years and wonderful family.
So sorry for your loss Tom.

  Jim Uschkrat on Oct 4, 2022

Shirley was such a happy upbeat person and wonderful mother to Tom and Chris, as well as the perfect wife for Duane who was one of my Dad's best longtime friends. She treated my sister and I as family, and my mother as a sister. We give thanks for the life she lived in Iowa and Arkansas, and asked God's Peace for those who mourn her passing.



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