Funeral service for John Fredrick Newman, 91, Lawrence, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, June 8, 2009, at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery. He died June 3, 2009, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Newman was born June 30, 1917, in Tyrone, OK, the son of Noah P. and Annie E. Carson Newman.
He was a graduate of Vinland High School. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WW II. He worked at FMC for 30 years and retired as a shift supervisor in 1981. He was a member of the Pladium Bowling league.
He married Esther Fay Miskimen on April 26, 1941 in Baldwin City, Kansas. She preceded him in death in August, 1965. He later married Betty J. Oringderff, on September 24, 1971, in Alva, OK. She preceded him in death on October 1, 1991.
Survivors include three sons, John E., Lawrence, KS, Danny L., Eudora, KS, Duane A., Lawrence, KS, and a step-son, Dale A. Oringderff, Carmen, OK; one brother Lee Newman, Baldwin City, KS; one sister, Mary L. Hutcherson, Overland Park, KS; and eight grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren.
The family will greet friends from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, June 7, 2009, at the mortuary.
Memorial contributions may be made in his name to Douglas County VNA, Rehabilitation and Hospice Care and sent in care of the mortuary.
Online condolences may be sent to www.warrenmcelwain.com; Subject: Newman.