Tom Newman, 78

Tom L. Newman, age 78 of Ansley, died peacefully at his home in Ansley Feb. 26, 2011. Funeral services will be today, March 3, at 2 p.m. in the First Christian Church in Ansley with the Rev. Mel Shepherd officiating. Burial will be in the Mason City Cemetery with Military Honors. Memorials have been suggested to the Ansley School Athletic Fund. Tommie L. Newman was born Aug. 30, 1932, at home in Cumro, to Tom C. and Opal E. (Sigler) Newman. Tom served in the U.S. Army. He was married to Marilyn Kirkpatrick. Tom is survived by his son, Tom Newman, and daughter Tanya Evans, both of Sheridan, Wyo.; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He is also survived by sisters Bonnie Roland of Lexington and Darlene Price of Ansley; brothers Richard Newman of Lincoln, Kenneth Newman of Sutherland, and Larry Newman of Lincoln; an aunt, Katherine Newman of Ansley. Tom was the Godfather to Jennifer Creps Mack and her children Kelsey and Emily of Ansley who were very special to Tom. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Marie.