Betty's Story

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Betty (Betsy) Newman passed away August 15, 2017 after a lengthy illness. She was born in Palestine, Texas on August 3, 1931 to John R. and Helen Wagnon. Betty graduated from high school in 1949 and attended Nixon Business College. She married Walter J. Newman on July 28, 1950 in Palestine. Betty was an active member of the First Christian Church in McKinney, Texas where she resided at the time of her passing. She served as a Deaconess in the church and loved visiting homebound people. Her hobbies were oil painting and home decorating. Betty is preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband, Walter, her daughter, Melissa (Ron), her grandson, Otis J. Johnson III (Courtney) and her great-grandson, Otis J. Johnson IV. She is also survived by her brother, Robert F Wagnon of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, cousin, Ann Bascle (Mike) of Athens, GA and a niece, Leanne Petty of Palestine, TX. A memorial service will be held at the First Christian Church, McKinney, Texas at 11:00 AM on August 19, 2017.
Published on August 17, 2017
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