Obituaries » Thelma Mae Newport
December 22, 1932 - October 8, 2018
Thelma Mae Newport, 85, of Lima, passed away at 2:03 AM on Monday, October 8, 2018 at Lima Memorial Hospital.
She was born on December 22, 1932 in Sunbright, TN to Stirley and Lena (Buck) Savage, who both preceded her in death. On December 27, 1954, she married Cornelious “Furl” Newport, who preceded her in death on October 17, 1992.
Thelma had worked at Associated Plastics, Bluffton. She had also worked at The Samaritan House, The Hanley House and volunteered at Crossroads Crisis Center. She was a master gardener and helped establish the Children’s Garden at The Allen County Museum. She was an avid animal lover.
Surviving are her children Patricia (Chester) Hembree of Logootee, IN, Edward Clayton (Cindy Burden) Newport of Lima, Deborah (John) Hawk of Lima, John Newport of Lima; her daughter-in-law Crystal Newport of Lima; her ten grandchildren; her eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her sons Audie and Danny Newport.
The family will receive friends from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at CHILES-LAMAN FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES, EASTSIDE CHAPEL.
Funeral services will immediately follow the visitation at 1:00 PM, with Rev. Bryan Bucher, officiating.
Interment will be in Ward Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Deb’s Dogs.
Condolences may be expressed at chiles-lamanfh.com