Obituary of Donna Newman





Mrs. Donna Jean Newman, age 73 passed away Sunday, April 29, 2018. Mrs. Newman was born March 2, 1945 in Watseka, Illinois to Gordon and Marie (Foster) Elliott. She was a resident of Winter Haven, Florida since 1997 coming from Iowa. Donna was the owner/operator of State Beauty Supply (which grew to be one of the largest in the country) in Davenport, Iowa and also worked as a cosmetologist. She was of the Methodist Faith and a member of the Winter Haven Pilots Association. Donna enjoyed reading, riding motorcycles & traveling with her husband. Donna loved spending time with her family & friends. She was preceded in death by her parents.


Donna is survived by her loving & devoted family;


Husband of 45 yrs.:      Jimmy Newman of Winter Haven, FL.

3 Sons:                          Jeffrey (Melanie) Brandenburg of Panama City, FL.

                                      Jarod (Sheila) Newman of Washington, MO.

                                      Jason Newman of Washington, MO.

Daughter:                      Contessa (Bob) Wilson of Hoopeston, IL.

Brother:                        Larry (Donna) Elliott of CO.

Sister:                            Linda (Norman) Ailey of Ashkum, IL.

10 Grandchildren:        Justin, Tiffany, Samantha, Sarah, Dwayne, Karly,

                                      Jacob, Jaden, Andrea, Alexandra

6 Gt. Gr. Ch                  Emilia, Chevy, Madeline, Jonah, Jocelyn & Jonah





Funeral service will be 3:00 PM Friday, May 4th at Kersey Funeral Home with visitation beginning at 2:00 PM.