Clara L. Newton

Died: Wed., Dec. 29, 2010


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Fri., Dec. 31, 2010
Location: - Not available -

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Mon., Jan. 03, 2011

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 Clara Newton

December 29, 2010



Clara I. Newton, 80, of South Bend passed away at 2:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 29, 2010 in her residence, surrounded by her loving family, following a lengthy battle with cancer. Clara is survived by her husband, George, and they just celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary on December 11th. Clara was born in Worthington, Ohio, but her family soon thereafter moved to the Michiana area, where she has lived her entire life. She worked for many years with the Salvation Army and worked for 17 years at International Bakers Services. Clara attended Community Church, in South Bend.


George and Clara have two daughters, Vicky Everett (Douglas) of Vallejo, CA, Becky Bode (Dennis) of South Bend; son, Jerry Newton (Marilynne) of Santa Cruz, CA; three grandchildren, Jeremy Bode, Mandy Anderson (Robert), and Robert Stewart of San Diego, CA; step-grandson, Kyle Everett, of Vallejo, CA; a great-granddaughter, Honey Rose Jachimiak; two sisters, Norma Shaffer and Mildred Dudeck; and brother, William Shaffer.


Clara was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Amy and Melissa Chodzinski; a great-grandson, Ashton Jachimiak; and her siblings Marion Schantz, Lauretta Lalime, and Albert Shaffer, Jr.


Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, January 3rd in the Welsheimer Family Funeral Home North, 17033 Cleveland Rd. Committal services and entombment will follow at St. Joseph Valley Memorial Park, Granger, IN. Friends may call from 4 until 7 p.m. today, December 31st, in the funeral home.


Donations may be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, 610 N. Michigan St., South Bend, IN, 46601 or the Center of Hospice Care, 111 Sunnybrook Ct., South Bend, IN, 46637. Family and friends may leave e-mail condolences at


Charitable donations may be made in Clara's memory to the following organizations:

Center for Hospice and Palliative Care
111 Sunnybrook Court, South Bend, IN 46637

Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
610 N. Michigan St., South Bend, IN, 46601

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