Winifred Combs Newton, 86, of Olney, Ill., died at 1:04 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, at Burgin Manor in Olney. She was formerly from Alpha; Urbana, Ill.; Columbia, S.C.; and Olive Branch, Miss.
Cremation rites were accorded. A memorial service will be held in June 2013 at the Fuson Family Reunion in Wynoose, Ill. Burial will be at a later date at Liberty Cemetery in Wakefield, Ill. Summers-Kistler Funeral Home in Olney is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Newton was born Feb. 5, 1926, in Olney, the daughter of Lloyd and Ina Fuson Combs. She married W. Morgan Newton in Urbana, Ill., on Jan. 22, 1949. He preceded her in death in 1987.
She graduated from Olney Township High School in 1942, and from University of Illinois in 1947. She helped her husband with his practice of veterinary medicine and was a mother and homemaker. She was of the Methodist faith.
Mrs. Newton is survived by her son, William Newton, South Haven, Miss.; daughter, Martha Jean Newton-Yoho, Leroy, Kan.; sister, Marjorie Zerkle, Olney; brothers, Gerald F. Combs, Hattiesburg, Miss., and Marion "Bill" Combs, Olney; sisters-in-law, Mary Newton, Coal Valley, and Cathy Combs, Olney; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Lloyd and Ina Combs; and her husband, Dr. W. Morgan Newton.
Condolences may be made at www.summers-kistler.com.