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October 19th, 2019

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John  Newlon, 79, died Monday, May 20, 2019 at the Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice in Wichita.

He was born Nov. 5, 1939 to John Newlon and Serena (Gaffney) Newlon in Emporia. 

He married Elaine Roehr, June 13, 1965 in Plains. She preceded him in death Dec. 17, 2014.

He graduated from Hamilton High School in Hamilton in 1957. He attended Butler County Community College.

He worked for National Helium Corporation as a maintenance supervisor for 31 years, retiring in 1994.

He was actively involved in farming all of his life in Stevens County and Greenwood County.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Liberal.

Survivors include son, Jeff and wife, Vicky Newlon, Hugoton; daughter, Kim and husband Shon Clinkingbeard, Hugoton; and three grandchildren: Chase Clinkingbeard, Austin Newlon and Megan Newlon.

He was also preceded in death by his parents; sister, Patricia McClure; and brother-in-law, Lloyd McClure.

• Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at the First United Methodist Church in Liberal.

Burial will be at the Liberal Cemetery in Liberal.

Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, May 27, 2019 with family greeting friends from 5 to 7 p.m. at Brenneman Funeral Home Chapel in Liberal.

Memorials are suggested to the Methodist Church in John’s name in care of Brenneman Funeral Home at 1212 W. 2nd St. Liberal, KS 67901

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