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Joann G. Newton

May 30, 1935 — September 24, 2019

  Joann G. Newton, 84, of Kearney, formerly of Lexington passed away Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at Mt. Carmel Home Keens Memorial in Kearney. Joann was born May 30, 1935 in Buffalo, Nebraska to Albert and Gertrude (Westbrook) Wood. She was the youngest of eleven children. She attended school at a Buffalo rural school. On September 22, 1951 she was united in marriage to Robert Newton in Lexington. This union was blessed with two children: Peggy and Mark. The couple lived in the Lexington area their entire married life. Joann worked as a waitress at A&W and later the Leprechaun restaurant for many years. Joann was a longtime member of the Calvary Assembly Of God Church in Lexington. She loved gardening and grew many hybrid irises and roses. She was always very fond of her cats. Joann enjoyed her last seven years in the Alzheimer's wing, Angel's Way at Mount Carmel.  She loved having the cats come to her room and they were a great comfort to her in her last days. She also enjoyed the birthday club with her best friends but most important was spending time with her family. Survivors include her daughter, Peggy Winter of Lexington; son, Mark and wife Lana Newton of Grand Island; eight grandchildren, Mike Winter and wife Laura Winter of Lexington, Matt and wife Lora Winter of York, Mason Winter of Grand Island, Melodee Winter of Lexington, Lori Belitz of Kearney, Katie and husband Nick Watkins of Omaha, Benjamin Newton of Gilbert, Minnesota and Blake Newton of Mountain Iron, Minnesota; thirteen great-grandchildren; she is also survived by extended family and many friends. Joann was preceded in death by her parents, husband Robert in 1993, two sisters and eight brothers. A memorial service will be held Friday, October 4, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at the Calvary Assembly Of God Church in Lexington with Pastor Rex Adams, officiating. Inurnment will be held that afternoon at 2:00 p.m. at the Fort McPherson National Cemetery near Maxwell. Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association. Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is honored to be assisting the family with arrangements. Please share online condolences with the family by
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Friday, October 4, 2019

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