Linda B. Newton, 72, of Shelbyville

Linda B. Newton, 72, of Shelbyville, passed away Friday, May 10, 2024 at IU Methodist Health Hospital.

Born July 19, 1951 in Bowling Green, Kentucky, she was the daughter of James Albert Brown and Mayzelle (Anderson) Brown.  She married James B. Newton on December 3, 1979 and he preceded her on June 29, 2021.

Survivors include a stepson Donald Benjamin "Ben" Newton (wife Lisa) of Tongapatu Island; a sister- Patricia Lynn Brackney (husband Michael) of Shelbyville; brother-in-law Allen J. Phelps of Shelbyville; cousin Janet K. Dodd of Shelbyville, who was her best friend; and is also survived by several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her spouse, and a sister, Mary Jo Phelps.

Mrs. Newton had lived in this area since August of 2023, after moving from Lawrenceville, Georgia, and graduated from Rushville Consolidated High School in 1969.  She had been employed as a manager of Kroger's and Rite Aid, retiring after several years of service.

Linda loved reading, animals, playing Bingo, going to rummage sales, and spending time withher family.

Funeral services will be 1:00 pm on Thursday, May16, 2024 at Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road, with Pastor Seth Taylor officiating.  Friends may call on Thursday morning from 11:00 am until the time of the service, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Shelbyville/Shelby Co. Animal Shelter, 705 Hale Road, Shelbyville, IN.  46176

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