Johnella Douglas Newton
October 8, 1922 – February 13, 2019
Johnella D. Newton, 96, of Kansas City, Kansas, passed away February 13, 2019. Memorial services will be Friday, March 1, 2019 at noon at Chapel Hill – Butler Funeral Home, 701 N. 94th St., Kansas City, KS 66112. Private inurnment in Forest Hill Calvary Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church or a charity of the donor’s choice.
Johnella was born October 8, 1922 in Chanute, Kansas to Joella and Alphonso F. Douglas, Sr. She graduated from high school and college and worked for many years teaching in Kansas, Nebraska and Missouri. Johnella was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, the Johnson County League of Woman Voters, the Order of the Eastern Star Sheba Chapter #18, and the Business Professional Women of Kansas City, MO.
Johnella was preceded in death by her parents; her beloved husband, Rev. Dr. Elmer W. Newton; and her siblings, William H. Douglas, Thomas J. Douglas, Alphonso Douglas, Jr., James W. Douglas, Frances J. Johnson, and Joann E. Haynes. She is survived by nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Condolences may be left at www.chapelhill-butler.com, as arrangements are under the direction of Chapel Hill – Butler Funeral Home, 913-334-3366.
- Trinity United Methodist Church
- Memorial Service Friday, March 1, 2019