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Shirley Ann (Small) Newell

September 5, 1936 ~ May 29, 2018 (age 81)

Shirley Ann Newell, 81, of Prairie Home passed away Tuesday evening May 29, 2018 at Katy Manor Nursing Home in Pilot Grove surrounded by her family.


Visitation for Shirley will be 10 to 11 A.M. Saturday June 2 at Howard Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 11 A.M. with Pastor Paul Weisenborn officiating. Burial will follow in Copps Chapel Cemetery near Wooldridge.


Shirley Ann Newell was born September 5, 1936 in Jamestown, MO. the daughter of Henry Small and Frances Marie George Small. She married Raymond Newell on December 13, 1952 in Boonville, MO. Shirley worked as a cook and a CNA in area nursing homes during her life. In her spare time, she enjoyed the outdoors as she loved to hunt, fish and taking care of her flowers and vegetable gardens. She also loved to cross stitch, play cards and scratch some lottery tickets. Shirley was a people person and never met a stranger, the smile she had when her family was around, especially her grandchildren was worth a million dollars.


Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Frances, her husband, Raymond, Daughter, Patricia Ann Burnett, Brother, Harold Small and sister, Mary Williams. She is survived by her sons, Kenneth Douglas (Ellen) Newell of Aurora, MO., Henry Ray Newell of Pilot Grove, Terry Burnett of Boonville, MO., and daughter, Lynda Faye Newell of Boonville, MO. Also surviving are, Brother, Paul Gene (Ginny) Small of Boonville, MO., Gary Sears of Malverne, AR. And sister, Nadine Meyer of Oak Grove, MO. She will be missed by her grandchildren, Kim (Kevin) McGuire, Angie (David) Bishop, Jeremiah (Tiffany) Newell, Ashley Greer, Rachel (Chris) Clapham and eight great-grandchildren.


Memorial Contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society.

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