April 23, 1926-Oct. 6, 2004
ECKERTY, Ind. -- Herbert Newton, 78, died Wednesday (Oct. 6, 2004) as an result of an auto accident.
He was born April 23, 1926, to Scott and Sophia (Jones) Newton in Crawford County, Ind.
On Oct. 17, 1946, he married Betty Jean Esch at St. John's Lutheran Church southeast of McCook. They farmed until 1970, when they moved to Eckerty, Ind., where they spent the remainder of their lives.
He served as a Crawford County, Ind., commissioner for District 2.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty on Dec. 29, 2003; and one son, Lyle Douglas Newton in 1965.
Survivors include one son, Steven Newton of Hayes, Kan.; two daughters, Diana Butler and husband, Terry of Omaha and Regina Newton of Bloomington, Ind.; step-mother, Mae Newton of English, Ind.; one sister, Marie Underwood of Muncie, Ind.; two brothers, Orin Newton of Eckerty and Darrel Newton of Ramsey, Ind.; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Services are Saturday, 7 p.m., at Denbo Funeral Home in Eckerty with the Rev. Brian Martin officiating. Inurnment will be at a later date at Ash Creek Cemetery in McCook.
Announcement is courtesy of Herrmann Funeral Home of McCook.