Grace Mary Wood Newlin © Cherokee Messenger and Republican 07-1994 Submitted by: Tim Dotterer
Funeral services for Grace Mary Newlin, 92, will be at 2 PM Friday, July 15 at the Cherokee Friends Church with the Rev. John Havens and Darrell Dave officiating. Interment will be in Cherokee Municipal Cemetery under the direction of Goodwin Funeral Home
She was born August 6, 1897 in Irvin Oklahoma to John Wesley and Eunice Conn Wood and died Sunday, July 10, 1993 at Beadles nursing home in Alva.
She graduated from Cherokee high school in 1916 and attended Alva Normal for two years where she received her teachers certificate. She taught school in Cherokee.
She and Kent Lewis were married February 22, 1919. He preceded her in death on July 24, 1972
She was a member of the Cherokee Friends Church, Order of Eastern Star, Good Cheer Club and Cro-Tat-Em Club
Surviving are three daughters and their husbands, Mrs. George (Virginia) Wright, Fort Worth, Texas, Mrs. Howard (Betty) Whitney, Madison, Wisconsin, and Mrs. Gordon (Joyce) Smith, Los Alamos, New Mexico; a daughter-in-law, Colleen, Cherokee; a son in law, Conrad J., Colorado; 28 grandchildren and 42 great-grandchildren
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by two daughters, Helen Self and Mary Grace Jones; a son, Billy Kent, one grandson, Gary Jones; six brothers and two sisters.
Memorials may be given in her honor to either the Friends Church or Oklahoma Diabetes or Heart Research through the funeral home.
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