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Verlin Lee Newton, 88 years old of Rushville, passed away on November 26, 2017 at Millers Merry Manor Nursing Home after a long illness. He was born on August 20, 1928 in North Vernon, Indiana to the late Arthur and Leona (Ogdon) Newton. Verlin lived his entire life in Rush County. Verlin married Annabelle Edwards on July 18, 1949 in Kentucky and she precedes him in death on December 24, 2000. Verlin and his wife operated Newtons Grocery in Rushville for several years. Verlin was a member of Main Street Christian Church. He worked at International Harvester in Indianapolis, Indiana for 33 years, at the Shell gas station in Rushville for 30 years and Walmart for 18 years. He accepted the Lord at Main Street Christian Church at the age of 70, and preformed countless acts of kindness in this community in his life time. He loved his dogs and motor cycles. He loved to share stories about both.
Verlin is survived by his 4 sons, Don Newton of Rushville, Mike Newton of Rushville, Tom (Marsha) Newton of Manilla, and Joe (Denese) Newton of Manilla; 2 daughters, Cindy (Randall) Downard of Daleville, IN and Amy Coffin of Carmel, IN; sister, Judy Ramsey and brother, Maurice Newton. He is also survived by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Verlin is also preceded in death by his daughter, Cathy Newton; grandson, Tommy Newton, and brother, Charles Newton.
Services will be held on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 1 PM in Moster Mortuary, with Pastor Chip West presiding. Friends are welcome to visit at the mortuary from 11:30 AM until the time of service. Burial will be held in Manilla Cemetery. Memorial Contributions may be made to The Leukemia Society, Indiana Chapter, 9075 N. Meridian St. Suite 150, Indianapolis, IN 46260.
The family would like to thank the staff at Millers Merry Manor Nursing Home for the care given to their father and the Hospice Nurse, Beth West and all of the volunteers that visited him and brighten his day.
Published on November 27, 2017
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