Juanita K. Newby

Born on: November 28, 1930
Departed on: March 21, 2017
Service: Private
Burial: Private

Juanita Newby, 86, of Cloverdale, passed away Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at Mill Pond Health Campus.

She was born on November 28, 1930 to the late Kenneth & Georgia Harris, in Crab Orchard, Kentucky.

On June 23, 1950 she married James “Jim” Newby, and he survives.

Early on she was a homemaker and active in farming operations with Jim. Throughout the years, she worked primarily in customer service due to her love of meeting new people and striking conversations with complete strangers. Her final job prior to retirement was working for Cloverdale Schools Food Service Department. While living in Florida from 1990 to 2002, she worked as a caretaker of elderly, many of whom suffered from Alzheimer ’s disease. Ironically, this was the disease that afflicted her in later years and ultimately ended her life.

Juanita had an amazing and endearing love of family. She enjoyed telling stories about her family and friends and about her times growing up in Crab Orchard. A few of these stories were rumored to have been true. She always welcomed a joke, no matter the subject. Juanita truly enjoyed travelling and experiencing many destinations throughout our country.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children: Ernest Newby, Stilesville, Ed Newby (Jo) Cloverdale, Diana “Dee-Dee” Morrissey, Indianapolis, Donna (Brad) Scott, Brownsburg; 13 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister Patty Powers (Mike) of Florida.

She was preceded in death by her parents and sister Dora Sheehan?

A celebration of life will occur at a later date.

If you would like to make a donation to the Indiana Alzheimer’s Disease Center in Juanita’s honor, please make a check out to the Indiana University Foundation – School of Medicine. Checks can be mailed to Jim Newby, PO Box 275, Cloverdale, IN 46120. Checks will be presented to the Disease Center by her family. You can also donate online at http://iadc.medicine.iu.edu

Cards or notes of condolence would be appreciated and can be sent to Jim Newby, PO Box 275, Cloverdale, IN 46120