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In Memory . . . Rev. Martha Newman (1923-2007)

Posted By Jessica Cambio, Thursday, May 13, 2010
It is with a sense of loss that that the Ministry and Professional Leadership Staff Group informs you of the death of the Reverend Martha Scott Newman. She died Tuesday, August 14, 2007 after a brief illness. She was 84 years of age.

Ms. Newman was born on May 16, 1923 in St. Louis, Missouri. She received a BS from Central Missouri State University, a MA from the University of Denver and an MDiv from Meadville Lombard Theological School. She was granted Preliminary Fellowship in 1982 and Final Fellowship in 1986. The Murray Society of Clinton, Iowa ordained her on December 3, 1984.

Ms. Newman served congregations in Alton, Illinois; Clinton, Iowa; Ellisville, Missouri; and Houlton, Maine. On May 19, 2003, the Unitarian Society of Houlton named her Minister Emerita.

She is survived by two children, Amy Rouse and her husband Gene of Skowhegan, and J Mark Newman and his wife Ann of Surprise, Arizona; two foster daughters, Kay Keaton and her husband Jerry of St. Charles, Missouri and Ruth Eltinge and her husband Ervin, of St. Louis, Missouri; a sister, Colleen Furgerson of Texas; 14 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.

Messages of remembrance may be sent in to:

Ms. Amy Rouse
34 Turner Avenue
Skowhegan, ME 04976

A service was held on September 8, 2007 at the Unitarian Society of Houlton, Maine. The Reverend David Hutchinson officiated.

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