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Merry Marjorie Newell

December 15, 1925 — July 25, 2023

Jefferson City, Missouri

Merry Marjorie McGee Newell, 97, of Jefferson City, passed away Tuesday, July 25, 2023, at Capital Region Medical Center.

She was born on December 15, 1925, in New Madrid County, Missouri, the daughter of William Chester and Leota Mae (Conard) McGee.

A 1943 graduate of Risco High School, Merry received both a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from Lincoln University.

She was united in marriage on May 26, 1945, at the First Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau, Missouri to Pinkney Janiory Newell, Jr. who preceded her in death on September 8, 2022.

Merry was a Jefferson City Public Schools teacher at Belair Elementary for fourteen years, retiring in May 1984.  Previously, she was a secretary to the Superintendent of Schools in Risco, Missouri.

She was a member of First Baptist Church.

Letter writing was a passion for Merry.  She also enjoyed reading and attending the Healthplex.

Survivors include three children, Merry Judith Wylie, Jefferson City; Pinkney William (Michele) Newell, Kansas City; and John Keith (Debbie) Newell, Las Vegas; seven grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Pinkney, two sisters, and five brothers.

Visitation will be 1-2 p.m. Friday, July 28, 2023, followed by the funeral service at 2 p.m. at Trimble Funeral Homes – Jefferson City with Rev. Jeanie McGowan officiating.

Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to First Baptist Church of Jefferson City or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Services entrusted to Trimble Funeral Homes – Jefferson City.    trimblefunerals.com

 

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Friday, July 28, 2023

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