OTTUMWA — Anna Belle Newell, 79, formerly of Oskaloosa, died May 8, 2014, at Hospice House of Wapello and Davis County in Ottumwa.
She was born April 15, 1935, In Oskaloosa to John and Violet Hooten Monroe. She married Carroll Newell in March 1952; they later divorced.
Anna had retired from Pella Corp. and had also worked at Everco and Bis Smith Manufacturing. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Eddyville and was a fan of NASCAR.
Anna also enjoyed cooking for others, providing meals and treats for friends and family. Anna's greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren.
Surviving her are daughters, Amy Newell Verseman, Arlene Newell (Jay Hutchings); a son, Alan (Brenda) Newell; two grandchildren, Austin and Elana; as well as several nieces and nephews and in-laws.
Anna is preceded in death by her parents; son in-law, David Verseman; sister, Francis Anton, an infant sister; brothers, James D. Monroe and Arthur Monroe; and several sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law.
As were her wishes, her body has been cremated, and no visitation will be held.
A celebration of life is being planned for later this month.
The family request that any memorials may be made to Hospice House of Wapello And Davis County.
Shrine of Memories Funeral Home is in charge of arangements.