Elsie Marie Newell

  • Born: May 27, 1925
  • Died: February 25, 2013
  • Location: Greeley, Colorado

Stockham Family Funeral Home

205 N Chestnut
McPherson, KS 67460

Tel. (620) 241-2442

Tribute & Message From The Family

Elsie Marie Newell, 87, of Greeley, CO and formerly of McPherson, KS, passed away on Monday, February 25, 2013, at her home in Greeley, CO. She was a retired school teacher and librarian.

She was born on May 27, 1925, in Hartman, Colorado, the daughter of Frank Browning and Eva (Erwin) Hittle. She graduated from Hartman High School in Hartman, CO and Sterling College in Sterling, KS. She was united in marriage to William O. "Bill" Newell on June 3, 1947, in Dodge City, KS.

Elsie was a member of the McPherson Free Methodist Church and attended the Greeley Wesleyan Church.

Survivors include: her husband, Bill of the home; daughters, Joan Kugler and husband, Mendal, of Greeley, CO, Nancy Malone and husband, Jerry, of Greenville, SC, and Pat Collins and husband, Paul, of Mill Creek, WA; brother, Carl Hittle of Ft. Collins, CO; and sister, Hazel Hopkins of Loveland, CO; 11 grandchildren, Crystal Kugler Lopez, Brian Kugler, Michael Malone, Rodney Malone, Marc Kugler, Seth Newell, David Collins, Andrew Collins, Megan Newell Postelwait, Brett Malone, and Phillip Collins; and 17 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, son, Brad Newell, and brothers, Harold Hittle and Evart Hittle.

The funeral service will be at 10:00 AM, Saturday, March 2, 2013, at the McPherson Free Methodist Church with Rev. Tom Griffith and Pastor Mike Hambley officiating. Burial will be in the McPherson Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2:00 to 6:00 PM, Friday, at Stockham Family Funeral Home with the family receiving friends from 4:00 to 6:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the McPherson Public Library, McPherson Free Methodist Church, or Pathways Hospice for Northern Colorado in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 North Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460.


Condolence & Memory Journal

I am so saddned to hear elsie passed away. My fond memories of her and your family go way back as I was growing up. She truely was a loving godly women. I always felt so much warmth and comfort to be around her. My heart goes out to each of you during this grieving time. I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers!

Posted by cathy stockham (clark) - ash grove, MO - friend   March 08, 2013


It has been a great blessing to know your family since 1967. Being close friends with Pat, I enjoyed my time spent in the Newell home. I remember Elsie's easy-going, sweet spirit and good cooking. God bless you and comfort you with his peace.
Connie (Easterling) Collins

Posted by Connie Collins - Edmond, OK - friend   March 01, 2013


Hi Mr. Newell and family,
Sorry to hear the news about Mrs. Newell. I remember when we were neighbors on S. Chestnut, & Bob worked with Mr. Newell, back when we were first married. You guys were great to us. She was a such a sweet, sweet lady. May you be blessed and comforted with many precious memories. You are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
Most Sincerely,
Louie Potts Peterson

Posted by Louie Potts Peterson - McPherson, KS - friend   February 27, 2013