|Clara Bell Newell, 85, of Mt. Zion, West Virginia, passed away Thursday, March 27, 2008 at Minnie Hamilton Health Care System, Grantsville.|
Clara was born in Calhoun, daughter of the late William David and Esta Palmer, and was the oldest of eight sisters.
She was a homemaker and a cook.
Surviving, son, Jim Newell of Grantsville; four grandchildren, Shelley Stevens, Kelly Whytsell, Tommy Newell of Grantsville and Michael Newell of Huntington; nine great-grandchildren.
Five sisters, Alice Ramsey, Leora Mae Kalman and Dola (Dode) Palmer all of Maryland, Cora Foester of Pennsylvania and Lora (Nell) Hewitt of Michigan; her special friend and caregiver Audrey (Jeannie) Smith of Mt. Zion.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Tommy W. Newell; an infant daughter Judith Ann; a daughter Georgia (Lou) Kish; sisters, Grace Palmer and Delma Ruth Kerby.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, April 3 at Stump Funeral Home in Arnoldsburg. Interment will be in the Sand Ridge Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to services.