Kathryn “Sue” Newman

June 25, 2022

Kathryn “Sue” Newman, 87, of Frankfort, passed away June 25, 2022 at Wesley Manor Retirement Community.  She was born on January 9, 1935 in Odin, Illinois to Ira and Eva (Pigg) Prahl.  She married Donald L. Newman on June 15, 1957 in Odin, Illinois and he preceded her in death on October 12, 2012.

Sue was a graduate of Odin Illinois High School, earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Southern Illinois University and her Master’s Degree from Purdue University.  She was a school teacher for 5 years in Centralia, Illinois and worked in food preparation for several restaurants.  She was a member of Eastside Christian Church, the Order of Eastern Star, and the “Gold Ladies”.  She loved spending time with her grandchildren and enjoyed sewing and cooking.

Memorial Donations may be made in Sue’s honor to the Wesley Manor Employee Appreciation Fund, 1555 N. Main Street, Frankfort, IN  46041.

Visitation and Services

Private Graveside Services will be held at a later date in Peaceful Valley Cemetery in Odin, Illinois.  Archer-Weston Funeral & Cremation Center, 501 East Clinton Street, Frankfort is honored to assist the Newman family. 

Survived by:

Surviving are her Daughters:  Donna (Ken) Stiles of Westfield and Denise (Damon) DeFord of Michigantown; Grandchildren: Sara (Michael) Fitzpatrick, Daniel Stiles, Eric DeFord, and Ethan DeFord; Great-Grandchildren: Sloane Fitzpatrick, Owen DeFord, along with one arriving in October 2022.  

Preceded by:

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, granddaughter-in-law: Jana DeFord, great-granddaughters: Hazel DeFord and Lily DeFord, and 2 brothers.


Leave your Condolences

4 Condolences for “Kathryn “Sue” Newman”

  1. Shellie Dexter June 28, 2022 at 8:33 pm

    Deepest sympathy to you and your family

  2. Lori Snyder June 29, 2022 at 3:28 am

    Denise and family,
    So sorry for your loss.
    Prayers going up!

  3. Kimberly Wiles June 29, 2022 at 10:52 am

    So sorry to hear this she was a dear friend of mine. Rest In Peace praying for you all.

  4. Judy Prahl Marlow February 5, 2023 at 8:38 am

    Sorry to hear of the passing of Sue,( my cousin) .I did not know of her passing. She would call me on a regular bases.Was thinking I had not heard from her in awhile. Judy Prahl Marlow

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