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Helen Louise Newman

March 19, 1924 March 4, 2019
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Helen Louise Newman went to be with her Lord on March 4, 2019. She had been ill for some time and she passed in her own home with her family near her, just the way she wanted. She was born Helen Louise Coomes, the second daughter of Towns Coomes and Bessie (Cummins) Coomes born on March 19, 1924 at Rocky Branch. She attended The Eldorado Church of Christ, now the Christian Church and was one of the longest standing members.

She married Dewey Lawrence Barton on April 12, 1941 in Cape Girardeau, MO. They had three children, Gary Lawrence, Delman Earl and Rebecca Ann. Dewey was killed in a rock fall at a coal mine near Pankyville on February 27, 1947. On December 16, 1951 she married Morry A. Newman. They had four children: Monte Dean, Kevin Jay, David Lee and Wesley Denton. Helen was preceded in death by Morry, her brothers Glen and Chrisman and three sisters: Mattie Williams, Gladys Barton and Katherine Lane and a son Delman Barton. Surviving are her children, eleven grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren.

Funeral services for Helen will be held on Thursday, March 7, 2019 at the Watson Funeral Home in Eldorado at 11:00 AM. Burial will be in Wolf Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at the funeral home from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorials may be made in her memory to Hospice of Southern Illinois and envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

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