Colleen Joyce Warehime Newlin © Cherokee Messenger and Republican 04-2011 Submitted by: Tim Dotterer
Funeral service for Colleen Joyce Newlin, 78, was at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 16, 2011 at the Friends Church in Cherokee. Burial was at Cherokee Municipal Cemetery with arrangements by Lanman Funeral Home, Inc. of Cherokee.
Colleen was born Aug. 22, 1932 to John Warehime and Esther Ackerman Warehime in their home northwest of Ingersol and passed from this life April 13, 2011 in Enid.
Colleen graduated from Burlington High School. She spent her lifetime in this area, living one and one half miles from where she was raised.
Colleen married Billy Kent Newlin Nov. 14, 1953 in her parents' home. When she was younger she was a good basketball and softball player and then married a coach. She continued with sports as she followed her children and grandchildren's games over several states.
She enjoyed cooking for the men in the field and for events at church. As a member of Cherokee Friends Church Colleen was hostess for many showers and church dinners. She took an active part in Cherokee Ministerial Alliance.
In younger days Colleen liked to hunt with her dad. She loved to fish and was very fond of her pets. Colleen was a wonderful gardener.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy, Dec. 17, 1992; and one grandchild, Landon.
Colleen is survived by her three children, David Newlin and wife, Heidi, Cherokee, Christie Holt and husband, Lloyd of Viola, Kan., Curtis Newlin and wife, Jennifer of Burlington; eight grandchildren, Kent Newlin and Barbara of Edmond, Heather Rice of Cherokee, Ashley and Sean Dickens of Wichita, Kan., Kalee Holt of Wichita, Kan., Kimberlyn Holt of Viola, Kansas, Lindsey, Lacey and Lane Newlin of Burlington; and two great-grandchildren, William Dickens and Caiden Pawlowicz.
Memorials may be given to the Cherokee Ministerial Alliance or the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation through the funeral home.
Memories may be shared with the family at www.lanmanmemorials.com.
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