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Thomas A. Newkirk, 76 of Rushville, passed away on October 9, 2017 in Rushville. He was born on August 30, 1941 in Rushville to the late Kenneth C. and Mary Margaret (Welsh) Newkirk. Thomas was a 1959 graduate of Rushville Consolidated High School and went onto IUPUI in Indianapolis. He married Kaye (Roberts) Newkirk on May 28, 1965 and she survives. Thomas was a pipe fitter at General Motors in Indianapolis for over 46 years. He enjoyed collecting Corvettes and attending auctions, antique shops and yard sales.
Thomas is also survived by his daughter, Lori Stark of Rushville and son, Brad (Caroline) Newkirk of Rushville; sisters, Mary Margaret (John) Wildey of Greenfield and Stephanie (Mike) Shook of Rushville 4 grandchildren, Nathan (Heather) Stark , Wyatt Newkirk, Chris Newkirk, and Hannah Newkirk; great granddaughter, Lyla Stark.
Services will be held on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 11 AM in Moster Mortuary with Pastor John Wall presiding. Friends are welcome to visit the family at the mortuary on Wednesday evening from 5-8 PM. Burial will be in Rushville East Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be to the donor's favorite charity.
Published on October 9, 2017
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