Laura Lynn Newton (54) of Effingham


Published on January 21 2013 1:36 pm

Laura Lynn Newton, 54, of Effingham, Illinois passed away Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at her home of natural causes.

A Memorial Service will be held Wednesday, January 23 at 6:30 p.m. at Effingham Bible Church, located in the Lincolnland Building, 1901 South Fourth Street, Effingham, Suite 226. Memorials may be made to the Quad City Animal Welfare Shelter or to a local humane society. Online condolences may be expressed at

Laura was born December 25, 1958 in Rock Island, the daughter of Walter LeRoy and Margaret Sarah Russell Newton. She was the youngesst of the family. She loved her family, her cats and her job as a nuclear medicine technician. Laura was an avid book reader, was very knowledgeable in trivia, especially movies. She made needlework and ceramics and volunteered her time, talent and abilities to her church.

Survivors include siblings, James Louis (wife Charlotte Dianne) Newton, Joyce (husband Royal) Hughes, Susan Lee Newton, Susan Jean Newton and Sheila (husband David) Shirey and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Laura was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Eleanor Jean Brown; brother, Walter W. Newton and brother-in-law, William Robert Brown.