The family of Karen Newell, 61, Ottawa, will meet with friends at Dengel & Son Mortuary from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. today. Mrs. Newell died Feb. 6, 2007, at Midland Hospice, Topeka. Cremation is planned. Inurnment will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Old Monticello Cemetery, Shawnee.
She was born May 24, 1945, at Kansas City, Kan., the daughter of Frank and Leone (Hand) Samples. She grew up in the Kansas City and De Soto areas, moving to Franklin County in 1981. She graduated from Washington High School, Kansas City, in 1963. She was a member of the Lawrence Gunfighters Association.
She married Vernon E. Newell April 18, 1964, at De Soto. He died June 27, 1991.
Survivors include two sons, Chad Allen, Lane, and Shane Lee, Baldwin City, and four grandsons.
Her parents and her husband died earlier.
Memorials may be made to the Lawrence Memorial Hospital Palliative Care Unit or Midland Hospice and sent in care of Dengel & Son Mortuary, 236 S. Hickory, Ottawa, KS 66067. Online condolences may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.