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Judy Ann Newell

02/10/1940 - 01/05/2022

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Obituary For Judy Ann Newell

Judy Ann Newell, 81, of Sedalia passed away January 5, 2022 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born on February 10, 1940 in Eau Claire, WI the daughter of Ralph W. Huggins Sr. and Adell R. (Lindsley) Huggins, who preceded her in death.

On August 26, 1956 in Pilot Grove, MO she was united in marriage to Clarence E. Newell, who preceded her in death on September 6, 2015. They spent 62 years together making memories with their children.

Judy was a very devoted wife, mother, grandma and great-grandma, lovingly known as GiGi/Gia. She enjoyed gardening, decorating, cooking for her family, playing upwards and cards with her grandchildren (which she cheated at). Judy especially loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandbabies.

Survivors include two sons, Ron Newell and his wife Donna of Sedalia, Don Newell and his wife Janet of Ava, MO; four daughters, Cindy Reid and her husband Jim of Houstonia, Sheryl Williams of Sedalia, Karen Young and her husband David of Otterville, and Barb Giddens and her husband Jeff of Locust Grove, GA; 27 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren; three brothers, Jack Huggins, Terry Huggins, and Carl Waller; a sister, Connie Goffinet; two sisters-in-law and dear friends, Karen Huggins and Joyce Huggins; and close friend, Marilyn Yokum.

Along with her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Ralph Huggins, Gary Huggins, and Chuck Huggins; and three sisters, Loretta Kurth, Willetta Nyseth, and Rosemary Huggins.

A celebration of life service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Friday, January 14, 2022 at Rea Funeral Chapel with Rev. Kevin Anstine officiating.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the chapel.

Burial of the ashes will be held at a later date in Pilot Grove Cemetery.

Urn bearers will be her sons, Ron and Don Newell.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Sedalia Animal Shelter.

Services

14

Jan

Visitation

06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Rea Funeral Chapel
1001 S Limit
Sedalia, MO 65301

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14

Jan

Celebration of Life

07:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Rea Funeral Chapel
1001 S Limit
Sedalia, MO 65301

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  • 01/07/2022

    To Karen and family my sincere and deepest sympathy! Eternal rest granted to her o' lord. let the perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace. Gary and Joe Eckerle

  • 01/07/2022

    I'm so glad my mommy named me after you!! I was to little to remember much, but I heard so many stories about you from my mom and siblings!! The few times I did see you I enjoyed every moment! I love you so much! Tell my daddy hello! Rest in peace beautiful ❤️!

  • 01/07/2022

    I'm praying for all my cousins and family!! Aunt Connie sends her love as!! We are here for u all! We love!

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  • 01/06/2022

    My deepest sympathy, love and prayers are sent to you all. Judy was one of the sweetest, most fun-loving ladies I have ever known. Hold on to those precious memories till you see her again!

  • 01/06/2022

    My deepest sympathies to my cousins and the rest of this beautiful family. Your mama left a legacy that is so wonderful, in all of you. Find memories of summers in Missouri. Always filled with so much fun, laughter and hi jinx's (mostly perpetrated by me). The look on her face when Donnie and I came home with the present I got him, a bird. Listening to Aunt Judy and Uncle Clarence and my parents laughing and just enjoying being together. I always wanted to be a part of this amazing family. Love was always present. There was a gentleness and a tenderness about Aunt Judy that made you feel loved and valued. She could be firm when needed (I probably needed it more than most) You always knew you could trust her with your heart. I am grateful for the love she showed me. She was my safe parental unit after my mama died. A true treasure. One that will be missed for an eternity. Rest well and give my mama a hug for me. Until we meet again. I love you.

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