Dorothy L. (Turner) Newton, 88, of Greensburg and formerly of Shelbyville, passed away Monday, August 31, 2020 at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Indianapolis.
Born on November 22, 1931 in Gamaliel, Kentucky, she was the youngest daughter of Levy
Turner and Blanche (Denham) Turner and grew up in the Tompkinsville, KY area. She married Thomas H. Newton, Sr. on
August 22, 1955 and he preceded her on November 4, 1999.
Survivors include 3 sons - Alan K. Newton (wife Donna) of Grand Haven, Michigan,
Cary D Newton of Greensburg, Thomas H. (Newton, Jr.) Miller (wife Judy) of Manilla;
1 brother Edd Turner of Tompkinsville, Kentucky; 3 granddaughters - Kathryn Miller
of St. Louis, Missouri, Cecilia Otvos-Pratt of Leander, Texas, Sarah Struck of Austin,
Texas, and one grandson Thomas C. Miller of St. Louis, Missouri; one great granddaughter Julia Faye Pratt of Leander, Texas. She was preceded
in death by her parents, her spouse, 4 siblings - Virgil Turner, Moline Roszell, Clarine Elkins, and
Mrs. Newton had lived in this area since 1952, and was a member of West Street United
Methodist Church. She had been a factory worker for 9 years at Overhead Door Corporation
in Shelbyville, retiring in 1992. She had previously been employed with Pittsburgh Plate Glass (now Knauf Insulation) -- where she met her husband -- and
the L & J Garment Factory in Shelbyville for several years.
Dorothy enjoyed visiting with family members, meeting new friends, playing euchre and bingo, touring the western United States with
her husband, and being “Grandma” to many of her friends' and relatives' grandchildren.
Graveside (open casket) services will follow at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, September 9th at the Norristown Cemetery
with Pastor Robert Keck officiating. The public is invited, but face masks and social distancing
Memorial contributions can be made to the Norristown Cemetery Fund, in care of the funeral home.
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