Pauline Marie Morber Newberry

Pauline Marie Morber Newberry

Pauline Marie Morber Newberry, of Anna, and formerly of Dongola, went to her heavenly home on Saturday, May 7, 2022, at the age of 89 years old. 

She was the oldest daughter, born Oct. 12, 1932, to George E. Morber and Mary P. Born Morber Jones. 

She married Collin E. Newberry on Oct. 10, 1949, in Piggott, Ark. They were blessed with three children, Ron, Karen and Steve.

In her lifetime, she played many roles. A great mom, granny, aunt and sister, she would always help anyone who was in need. She was of the Baptist faith and was a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church of Ullin.

Her career consisted of being a stay-at-home mom for many years. She ventured out and began a career at Choate Mental Health and Developmental Center in Anna, where she later retired. After retirement, she became a full time granny (a true blessing for all), cake baker and babysitter. She was a lifetime member of the Anna Moose Lodge/ Women of the Moose.

She is survived by a sister, Neva Morber Cook of Milan, Ill.; a brother-in-law, Roger (Dolly) Newberry of Cobden; a daughter, Karen (Marvin) Sperry of Dongola; a son, Steve Newberry of Dongola; grandchildren Candice (Adam) Sauerbrunn of Cobden, Casey Newberry of Grantsburg, Nathan Newberry of Anna, Megan (Leah) Sperry-Brown of Anna, Dustin Newberry of Chicago, Tyson Newberry of Dongola and Zoey Newberry of Dongola; great-grandchildren Dylan (Merandia) Barker of Cuba, Mo., Justin (Emmilee) Barker of Anna, Garrett (Hannah) Barker of Alto Pass, Seth Barker of Anna, Rhylee Sauerbrunn of Cobden, Ramsie Sauerbrunn of Cobden, Brody Newberry of Vienna, Lyndsey Newberry of Vienna, Gabby Newberry of Anna, Nolan Newberry of Anna, Camron Sperry of Anna and Candria Rogers of Anna; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Mary Morber; her husband, Collin; a son, Ron; two grandsons, Billy Johnson and Chad Burnett; and a great-grandson, Kyle Eugene Kissiar.

The family thanked the staff at Integrity Healthcare of Anna and Southern Illinois Hospice for caring for and loving her.

Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, at Crain Funeral Home in Anna-Jonesboro, with the Rev. Clint Nale officiating. 

Interment followed in Casper Church Cemetery near Anna.

Memorials can be made to Southern Illinois Hospice or to the Alzheimer’s Association Marion, Ill., chapter.

Crain Funeral Home in Anna-Jonesboro was in charge of arrangements.

To view the obituary or to leave an online condolence for the family, visit

The Gazette-Democrat

112 Lafayette St.
Anna, Illinois 62906
Office Number: (618) 833-2158

Sign Up For Breaking News

Stay informed on our latest news!

This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
5 + 5 =
Solve this simple math problem and enter the result. E.g. for 1+3, enter 4.
Comment Here