Kenneth Wayne “Kenny” Newman, 80, passed away at his home in Lebanon, Indiana on Thursday, October 1, 2020. He was born in Boone County on November 5, 1939; a son of the late Louis and Lois (Hand) Newman.
He was a 1957 graduate of Lebanon High School. Following high school Kenny honorably served in the Indiana National Guard and the U.S. Army from 1957 to 1965.
On May 27, 1958, he married Martha Charlene (Basey) Newman; she survives, and they shared 62 loving years of marriage.
Kenny and his wife owned and operated a Ken-Mar Sewing Center on the square of downtown Lebanon, in the late ‘60’s to 1970. He also was employed with various grocery stores in Lebanon and later worked for Stewart-Warner Corporation as an electrical engineer for thirteen years. He finally retired in 2000 from Lau Industries.
He enjoyed fishing, hunting, family gatherings, bowling and western movies, especially with John Wayne. He also was an avid NASCAR and Colts fan. Kenny was a hard worker, who was also very caring and deeply devoted to his family.
Wife: Martha Newman of Lebanon
Christian Lynn Moore of Lebanon
Diana Kaye Huard of Valparaiso (recently passed and survived by husband, Brent)
Timothy Wayne “Tim” Newman of Lebanon
Stephen (Heather) Hale
Dustin (Alyssa) Hale
Danielle (Oliver) Dorsuleski
Timothy (Kendra) Newman, II
Brent (Cheryl) Newman
Opie Joe Newman “fur baby”
Fourteen Great Grandchildren
Louis William “Bill” (Roxanne) Newman of Lafayette
Melvin (Shirley) Newman of Lebanon
Eugene (Barb) Newman of Lebanon
Sidney Newman of Plainfield
In addition to his parents, Kenny was preceded in death by two infant sons, Charles Louis Newman and Terry Wayne Newman; daughter, Diana Huard and one brother, Rodney K. Newman.
Funeral Services will be held on Monday, October 5, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at Myers Mortuary, 1502 North Lebanon Street, in Lebanon, Indiana.
Visitation will be held at the funeral home in Lebanon on Monday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Interment with military rites will follow services at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lebanon.
Memorials may be made in his memory to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517
Topeka, Kansas 66675 or the American Cancer Society, 5635 West 96th Street, Suite 100
Indianapolis, Indiana 46278.