LOIS JEAN NEWELL, daughter of Jack Alexander and Mary Ruth Becker Henson, was born October 19, 1950, in Niangua, Missouri and entered her Heavenly home on June 6, 2018, in Lebanon, Missouri, at the age of sixty-seven years.
Lois attended school in Richland, Missouri and graduated with the class of 1969. She made friends easily and treasured the memories she shared with each of them.
On January 31, 1969, Lois was united in marriage with the love of her life, sidekick and eternal best friend, Charley Newell. Their love was genuine. Life wasn’t always easy, but together they weathered every storm and knew their love could conquer all. Together they shared forty-nine years of marriage while raising their two children, Michael and Tammy.
Lois made a profession of faith in Christ and at the time of her passing had been a longtime active and faithful member of Second Baptist Church, where she attended as long as her health allowed. She loved her church family, as they did her. She appreciated their continued prayers and support through the years.
Lois was a natural caregiver and babysat numerous children over the years. She cared for each of them as if they were her own. Lois was adored by the children and their families.
Some of her favorite hobbies included square dancing and teaching dancing lessons, playing cards with church ladies every Tuesday at 1:00, crocheting, knitting, and sewing. However, nothing compared to the time spent and memories made with her family, they were most important to her.
Lois leaves to celebrate her memory, her husband Charley; one son Michael Shawn Newell and his wife Cassie of Lebanon, MO; one daughter, Tammy Renee Alexander and her husband Nathan, also of Lebanon, MO; her mother, Ruth Henson of Richland, MO; one sister, Mary Ann Henry and her husband Johnny of Richland, MO; five grandchildren, Shantelle, Dayton, Natalie, Brandon, and Rylee; other relatives and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her father, Jack Henson; and two sisters, Carolyn and Vicky.
Lois taught her family the importance of faith and unconditional love. She was strong and courageous. She loved the Lord and her family. Our loss was certainly Heaven’s gain.
IN LOVING MEMORY
LOIS JEAN NEWELL
October 19, 1950
June 6, 2018
10:30 A.M., Saturday, June 9, 2018
Second Baptist Church
Rev. William Garrett
Pastor Gary Hutsell
“Just One Rose Will Do”
Gary Pace, Soloist
Ruth Anderson, Accompanist
Brandon Newell Dayton Alexander
Gary Henson Johnny Henry
Cory Newell Christopher Newell
Nathan Alexander Ethan Newell
In lieu of flowers, memorials have been suggested to the American Diabetes Association, and donations can be left at or mailed to Shadel’s Colonial Chapel, P.O. Box 948, Lebanon, MO 65536.