OBITUARY

Diane I. Newman

July 15, 1930February 11, 2021
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Diane Irene Newman (née Scholey), 90, passed away February 11, 2021, after a brief illness.

Diane was born July 15, 1930, and raised in Kenosha, Wisconsin. After marrying Robert Newman in 1953, she moved to Madison, Wisconsin and started a family. Possessing a sharp mind, with excellent skills in shorthand and typing, she worked as a secretary for the city of Middleton, and later the radiology department at the University of Wisconsin. In 2006, several years after her husband’s retirement, they relocated to St. Louis, Missouri to be closer to family. Despite the demands of raising three active boys and working, Diane pursued interests in art and music. She enjoyed playing the piano and sang in her church choir. Artistically she sketched and painted, and over the past decade developed an interest with watercolors, in which she remained active until the end of her life. Over the last year of her life she began teaching her granddaughter the fundamentals of watercolor painting.

Late in life Diane became a wizard on the iPad, which she used to keep up with current events and explore topics of interest. She was curious and blessed with an excellent memory, which remained intact to the time of her passing.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Newman; parents, Fred and Edith (Smith) Scholey; sister, Jean (Lawrence) Beales; brother, Robert (Barbara) Scholey; brother-in-law, Walter Newman, and cousin, raised as a brother, John “Jack” (Joan) Smith.

She is dearly missed by her three sons; Karl (Kathryn) Newman, Walter Newman (Douglas Keilen), and William (Dawn) Newman; granddaughter, Leanne (Robert) Pierce; two sisters-in-law, Marjorie (Leeman, deceased) Forrest, Marian (John) Sciborski, and a number of nieces and nephews.

SERVICES: Funeral Mass, Thursday, February 25th, 11:00 am at Epiphany of Our Lord Catholic Church, 6596 Smiley Ave.; 63139. Interment at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. Visitation Wednesday, February 24th 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Diane’s name may be made to the Epiphany St. Vincent de Paul Society https://epiphanystl.weshareonline.org/ws/opportunities/SVDP

Services

LIVESTREAM SERVICE
25 February

Funeral Mass - Thursday

11:00 am

Epiphany of Our Lord Catholic Church

6596 Smiley Ave. at Ivanhoe
St. Louis, MO 63139

25 February

Committal Service - Thursday

12:45 pm

Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery

2900 Sheridan
Jefferson Barracks, MO 63125

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation - Wednesday

    Wednesday, February 24, 2021

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Gregory Sheehy

February 24, 2021

I was honored to be Diane’s physician while she lived here in Wisconsin. I was also her husband’s physician, so I knew both of them well.
One of the great gifts from being a physician is to meet and care for wonderful people like Bob and Diane. They were both warm and friendly, each with a great sense of humor. They were patients, of course, but they had the qualities and characteristics of friends. They sought my advice, but kindly inquired about my own well being.
Diane was a very sensitive individual. She worried about taking up too much of my time, so she usually came prepared with a short list. I am not sure if she ever knew how much I enjoyed our visits. Some of our best discussions occurred when we deviated off a medical topic and into some other subject. She was well read and had interesting views in many areas.
After she left Wisconsin and moved to St. Louis, she would occasionally send me a letter to let me know how she was doing. In doing so, she often expressed gratitude for her family and the love given to her by her sons and their extended families.
Rest In Peace, Diane, and blessings to the entire Newman Family.
Gregory Sheehy MD

Molly McDermott

February 23, 2021

Walter I'm sorry for your loss. I remember you fondly from third grade CCD class at St. Bernard's; and have thought of you often over the years.

While I didn't know your mother, I do know she was greatly respected in the community.

I hope you will plant a rose bush or favorite flower in her memory.
Molly McDermott





Lisa Lasecki

February 23, 2021

Dear Walter and the rest of the family,

Your mom was one of a kind. So very caring and loving. My family always enjoyed getting together with yours for events. I'm so glad that it sounds like she had a wonderful end of life with caring family. My mom passed away Dec of 2019. For the last five years of her life she lived in assisted living. My sisters, Cindy and Rachel and I had a hoot of times with her. I hope you can comfort each other with memories of your mom. Between the pandemic and my mom being gone, we don't get together or talk as much as we should. Take care of each other, Peace. Lisa Lasecki

Michael Neumann

February 19, 2021

We will keep Diane in such a good memory. Warm-hearted, interested and with a good sense of humour.

When she spoke and when listening to her words with the soft tone of her homeland, it was as if past and present came together.

On behalf of the Neumann-family in Germany we share our deep compassion with our American family.

Michael Neumann

Sharon Kuzel

February 17, 2021

Such a kind, funny and generous woman. Thank you for your example Aunt Diane. ❤️

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Biography

Diane Irene Newman (née Scholey), 90, passed away February 11, 2021, after a brief illness.

Diane was born July 15, 1930, and raised in Kenosha, Wisconsin. After marrying Robert Newman in 1953, she moved to Madison, Wisconsin and started a family. Possessing a sharp mind, with excellent skills in shorthand and typing, she worked as a secretary for the city of Middleton, and later the radiology department at the University of Wisconsin. In 2006, several years after her husband’s retirement, they relocated to St. Louis, Missouri to be closer to family. Despite the demands of raising three active boys and working, Diane pursued interests in art and music. She enjoyed playing the piano and sang in her church choir. Artistically she sketched and painted, and over the past decade developed an interest with watercolors, in which she remained active until the end of her life. Over the last year of her life she began teaching her granddaughter the fundamentals of watercolor painting.

Late in life Diane became a wizard on the iPad, which she used to keep up with current events and explore topics of interest. She was curious and blessed with an excellent memory, which remained intact to the time of her passing.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Newman; parents, Fred and Edith (Smith) Scholey; sister, Jean (Lawrence) Beales; brother, Robert (Barbara) Scholey; brother-in-law, Walter Newman, and cousin, raised as a brother, John “Jack” (Joan) Smith.

She is dearly missed by her three sons; Karl (Kathryn) Newman, Walter Newman (Douglas Keilen), and William (Dawn) Newman; granddaughter, Leanne (Robert) Pierce; two sisters-in-law, Marjorie (Leeman, deceased) Forrest, Marian (John) Sciborski, and a number of nieces and nephews.

SERVICES: Funeral Mass, Thursday, February 25th, 11:00 am at Epiphany of Our Lord Catholic Church, 6596 Smiley Ave.; 63139. Interment at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. Visitation Wednesday, February 24th 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Diane’s name may be made to the Epiphany St. Vincent de Paul Society https://epiphanystl.weshareonline.org/ws/opportunities/SVDP