JEFFERSON COUNTY IL 
OBITUARIES

Oscar NEWELL, Waltonville: March 24, 1973

Oscar Newell, 77, a retired farmer, died at 4 p.m., Friday 
at his home in Waltonville. 
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday at the Fry 
Funeral Chapel at Waltonville with the Rev. Jim Piercy and
the Rev. Eddie Kamper oficiating. Burial will be in the Mt. 
Vernon Memorial Gardens. The body will lie in state at the 
Fry Funeral Home after 5 p.m., today. 
Mr. Newell was born April 21, 1895 in Jefferson county, the 
son of George and Henrietta (Fred) Newell. He was married 
June 24, 1917 to Edna Shurtz who survives. Mr. Newell was a 
veteran of World War I and a member of the Long Prairie 
Christian Church and the Bates American Legion Post 560 at 
Sesser. Besides his wife, he is survived by three sons, 
Fred and Glenn of Waltonville and Arthur Ray of Bonnie; 
one daughter, Mrs. Nina Lewis of Waltonville; one sister, 
Mrs. Myrtle Freeman of Waltonville; fifteen grandchildren 
and five great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 
his parents, one daughter, six brothers, four sisters
and two grandchildren. 

 
 
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