Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana


March 13, 2014

Crystal Helen Newburn

Nov. 27, 1919 - Feb. 20, 2014

Crystal Helen Newburn, 94, Kokomo, formerly of Logansport and Walton, went to be with her Lord and Savior at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, in Century Villa Health Care and Rehab, Greentown. Born Nov. 27, 1919, in Cass County, she was the daughter of the late Elmer and Edna (Nelson) Plank. On Oct. 20, 1946, in Walton, she married Edward Dale Newburn, who preceded her in death Feb. 21, 1998.

Crystal was a beautician and a homemaker. She was a member of the New Life Alliance Church in Logansport, and also attended the First Church of the Nazarene in Kokomo. She enjoyed doing crafts, volunteer work, gardening and flowers.

Surviving are one daughter, Darlene (Jeff) Bochman, Menomonie, Wis.; two sons, Randall (Joy) Newburn, Kent, Wash.; Robert (Debbie) Newburn, Kokomo; five grandsons, Keith (Teri) Newburn, Quito, Ecuador, David (Gretel) Newburn, Seattle, Wash., Daniel (Melody) Newburn, Seattle, Wash., Nathan (Lyndsey) Newburn, Muncie, and Michael (Amy) Bochman, Norwalk, Ohio; three granddaughters, Cristina Newburn, Seattle, Wash., Katie (Nick) Voss, Menomonie, Wis., and Heidi (Andrew) Bishop, Marysville, Ohio; eight great-grandchildren; and sister-in-law, Joan Plank, Walton.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Don Plank; and one sister, Frances Plummer.

A celebration of life will be at 4 p.m. Saturday in the New Life Alliance Church, with Pastor Woody Neu and Pastor Scott Halterman officiating. Burial was in Metea Cemetery. A gathering of friends and family will be from 2 p.m. until time of services at the church.

Memorials may be made to the New Life Alliance Church in Logansport or AWANA International. You may sign the guestbook and send online condolences at www.gundrumcares.com.

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