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Jean Haywood Newman, age 91, passed away May 21, 2013, at Mt. Vernon Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.


She was born on June 3, 1921 in New Harmony, Indiana.


She was the last surviving daughter of Carson and Jessie (Moss) Haywood.

She is a 1939 graduate of New Harmony High School and graduated from Graham Beauty School where she earned her beauticianís license with honors. She operated a salon from her home for 21 years. She also sold beauty supplies to beauty shops in the tri-state from 1970 through 1977. She was a member of the St. Johnís Episcopal Church where she was superintendent of the Sunday school and taught Sunday school for many years. She was a member of the Tuesday Club, Eastern Star, and the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary. She was a volunteer spiritual counselor for Ohio Valley Hospice Care. She was involved with the local girl scouts as a senior leader. She was active in her community to better our environment. She enjoyed reading, writing, traveling, spending time with her family, volunteering and caring for the elderly. She was a loving and giving person to all.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 66 years, Bill N. Newman; four sisters, Marie Harp, Dora West, Helen Carr, and Betty Haywood.

Jean is survived by her daughter, Cinda (Joe) Huber of Southaven, MS; son, Bill H. (Melanie) Newman of Mt. Vernon, IN; 3 grandsons, Aaron (Traci) Huber of Rochester, NY, Wyatt and Bryce Newman of Mt. Vernon, IN; great grandson, Warren Huber of Rochester, NY; host of nieces, nephews, and a host of friends.

Special thank you for the care given by Mount Vernon Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Services were held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday May 25, 2013, at St. Johnís Episcopal Church, 602 Mulberry Street in Mount Vernon with burial following in Poseyville Cemetery.

Visitation was from 9:00 until 11:00 a.m. on Saturday at the church.
Schneider Funeral Home handled the arrangements.