June Utako Newell
Mass of Christian Burial for June Utako Newell, 85, Lawrence will be held 10:00 a.m. Friday, February 27, 2015 at St. Lawrence Catholic Campus Center in Lawrence, KS. Burial will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Tonganoxie, KS. She passed away Saturday, February 21, 2015 at her daughter’s home.
June was born May 22, 1929 in Tokyo, Japan the daughter of Tamesaburo and Tamaki Takada
She worked at Hallmark in Lawrence for over 25 years. She had most recently been living in the Arbor Court Community (formerly Drury Place) in Lawrence.
Survivors include a daughter, Marlene (Stephen) Putthoff of Lawrence; three sons, Michael (Janie) Newell, Southlake, TX; Mitchell (Linda) Newell, Wichita Falls, TX; Marlon Newell, CA; six grandchildren; McKenna and McGwire Newell, Southlake, TX; Michelle, T.J., Kevin Newell; Wichita Falls, TX; Justin Newell, Lawrence, KS; five step-grandchildren; Kirstin (Phil) Anton and family of Fischer’s IN; Heidi (Jimmy) Barnes and family of Tonganoxie, KS; Jeff (Peggy) Putthoff and family of Tonganoxie, KS; Ted Putthoff, Lawrence, KS; Tony Putthoff and family of Lenexa, KS; one great-grandson, Ethan Newell and two step-great grandchildren, Loreli & Gavin.
She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Masao Takada.
There will be a Rosary at 6:00 p.m. Thursday, February 26, 2015 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence and the family will greet friends following until 8:00 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the VNA Hospice and may be sent in care of the mortuary.