Obituary published Dec. 3, 2012 in The Mexico Ledger

Dana E. Newell, Jr., 81 of Blue Springs, MO passed away Thursday November 29, 2012 at the Seasons Care Center in Kansas City, MO. Funeral Service will be at 10:00 am Tuesday December 4, 2012 at the 1st Christian Church of Blue Springs 701 NW 15th St. Blue Springs, MO with the Rev. Cliff Caton officiating. Interment will be in Missouri Veteran Cemetery Higginsville, MO. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 pm Monday December 3, 2012 at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Crossroads Hospice or the Alzheimer's Association.
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Dana was born November 27, 1931 in Perry, MO the son of Dana E. and Nana (Utterback) Newell, Sr. On June 30, 1951 he married Bonnie (Sutton) Newell who survives of the home. He was a member of 1st Christian Church of Blue Springs, and was a US Army and National Guard veteran. Dana worked for IGA grocery as a supervisor in transport dispatch, loved playing golf, pool, and especially spending time with his family. He was preceded in death by his parents, and four sisters.
Other survivors include his son Darrell W. Newell and wife Linda of Lees Summit, MO, daughters Debra McClure of Blue Springs, MO, and Lynn Newell and husband Chuck Keeter of Independence, MO, brother William Newell of Lincoln, NE, and sister Frances Thayer of Hannibal, MO. Four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren
Arrangements entrusted to Meyers Funeral Chapel 1600 W. Main St. Blue Springs, MO.