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Funeral Ceremony: 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 16, 2021, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home
Visitation: 12 noon until 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 16, 2021, at the funeral home
A private family burial will be in the Independent Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery in Xenia
Kenneth Lee Newton, age 84, of Xenia, Illinois, passed away Friday, June 11, 2021, at Clay County Hospital in Flora.
Funeral services celebrating Lee’s life will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 16, 2021, at the Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora with Reverend David McNabb officiating. A private family burial will be in the Independent Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery in Xenia. Visitation will be held 12 noon until 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 16, 2021, at the funeral home before the service. In loving memory of Lee, memorials may be made to Xenia Fire Department or Clay County Hospital Endowment Foundation and will be accepted through the funeral home.
Lee was born on May 27, 1937, at home, the son of William Thomas “Tommy” and Doris (Cantrell) Newton. He married Virginia Carol Anderson on February 23, 1958, and she preceded him in death on November 15, 2012.
Lee was a life-long farmer who loved what he did. He also enjoyed bird hunting, watching westerns, and college sports.
Lee is survived by his children: Mark (Jean) Newton, Kay Newton, Darryl (Kris) Newton; grandchildren: Erin (Jen) Newton, Jesse Cygan, Nicole Cygan, Ariana (Marco) Randall-Miranda, Anthony Randall, Levi Newton; great-grandchildren: Avery Newton, Hunter Wallace; siblings: Karen (Jim) Williams and Ardeth (Jim) Freeman; and several nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews.
Lee was preceded in death by his parents, wife, brothers: John Thomas Newton and Don Newton, and a sister: Sharon Newton.
Sorry for your loss
So very sorry to hear this. Good man!! Sympathies.
Sorry for your loss.
We have lost a good man - a long time friend. He has joined his life's partner. Rest in peace, Lee. We loved you both.
Lee was a good friend and neighbor, will be greatly missed.
Our sympathy and condolences to the Newton family.
We’ve been neighbors with Lee for over 20 years now and we are sorry to learn of his passing. We will keep his Family, Friends and all who knew him in our thoughts.
Lee, as your youngest sister, I always looked up to you. You had the prettiest blue eyes. You grew up to be a farmer and along with that you loved your Black Angus Cattle. You had three fine children who have grown up into fine adults. I won't go into every life experience which you helped me, but I remember when I had my first car, a Blue Falcon. Jim my high-school sweetheart and I are on our way home from high school. There was a thin layer of ice on the road and I sorta recall we might have been exchanging a kiss. When lo and behold something appeared right in front of us with red brake lights on. When unable to stop that little Falcon car ended up pushing the other car a little bit ahead of us. There was no question who I called first. I called my big brother Lee. He told me not to worry that he would c a l m Mom and Dad down and stay close by in case I really did get in trouble. And as always he did. This is a memory I have of a 16 year olds admiration for her older brother. And I knew all my life if I ever yelled help he would have been there. Fly high dear brother, fly high and say a hello and give mom and dad a hug, my oldest brother Do n and all those that have went before us. But I especially want you to say hello and give our dear s o n Jason a hug and kiss from us. Love you so much Big Brother.
Condolences sent to all of the Newton family. Lee was such a good man and will be missed by many.
Sympathy, prayers, and our love to all our family and friends during the loss of our cousin Lee. He was a very good man and is singing with the angels now.
Ardeth, I’m so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and yours.
So sorry for you loss he will be mist. Prayers for all.
Mark, Kay, and Darryl so sorry for your loss. Another chapter of your life has closed, but memories will carry you through. Your Dad loved you and his grandchildren dearly.
Ardeth, my condolences to you and your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
So sorry for your loss, but we know he in such a wonderful place and he not in any pain.
My condolences to Lee’s family. I met Lee while caring for his beautiful wife Carol. We had several good visits at their kitchen table. Rest In Peace Lee 🕊
Thinking of you, Kay, and of your brothers and sending a hug. I am so sorry for your loss.
Ardeth, n family, my heart is with you. Lee was something special. Virginia and Eddie Lamb.... YOU ARE SOMETHING SPECIAL! Without you 2 Lee would of been lost. Hugs to all!
Prayers for all he will be missed..
So sorry to hear, Lee was a wonderful man.
I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family through this difficult time. He truly was one of a kind and will be missed dearly.
Mark, Kay, Darryl, Karen and Ardeth, thinking of all of you.
Sorry to hear of Mr. Newtons passing. I used to run into him bird hunting years ago and enjoyed swapping stories with him. My condolences to his family.
Condolences to Mark, Kay, Darryl and the Newton family. Thoughts and prayers.
We are so sorry to hear about the loss of Lee Are prayers and thoughts are with you.
My condolences to all of the family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I will miss visiting with Lee at Moore's and in later years Knapp's . I appreciated his wisdom , stories , humor , and kindness . Xenia was a better place because of men like him.
My Deepest Sympathy!
We wish to send our condolences to all the family of Lee Newton. May the God of All Peace be with all of you in your time of trials.
So sorry that I did not know about Lee's passing until this evening and thus was not able to attend his services. My sympathy to the family on his behalf.
(You do not know me, but I am the daughter of Jim and Edna McKinney) I saw Lee the last week of May and we talked about his times with my mother and dad. I planned to go to my HS reunion in August, and said I would see him then. I am so sorry for your loss. Lee and his children meant much to Jim and Edna and they talked about them often. Lee was a good friend to our family and I will miss the visit I wanted to have with him.