DeEtta Florene (Catlett) Newman, Central City, Nebraska

DeEtta Florene went home to the Lord on May 1, 2014. She was the second child of George and Vera (Matthews) Catlett, born in Ansley,Nebraska, on December 14, 1922. She graduated from Central City High School. On July 12, 1942, she married Paul Newman in Kahoka, Missouri. To this union four children were born: Jannet, Pauletta, Rodney and Lori.

Dee, as she was affectionately known, was a homemaker, famous for her cinnamon rolls and card playing. She and Paul traveled the United States building nursing homes and lifelong friendships. They
had many adventures exploring the communities and regions they were based in: North Dakota, South Dakota, Florida, New Mexico, Colorado and Pennsylvania. They retired to Central City, Nebraska.

Dee was preceded in death by her husband, Paul; daughters, Lori and Pauletta; parents, George and Vera; brothers, Cliff, Ted and Jim; and sister, Avis.

Dee is survived by her daughter, Jannet and John Furrow; and son, Rodney Newman and Kathy Calindrino; nine grandchildren; twenty-two great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; Sisters,
Ethel Doremus and Levia and Eldon Maxson; sisters-in-law, Rose Catlett, Marilyn Catlett, Ester Newman and Zella Newman; and brother-in-law, Paul Fusby.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at 11 am. at the First Christian Church, Central City, Nebraska, with inurnment to follow at the Central City Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Pioneer Memorial Nursing Home, Mullen, Nebraska, and Litzenberg Long Term Care, Central City, Nebraska.

Mullen Funeral Home, Mullen, Nebraska, in charge of arrangements.

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